While there are a small number of titles exploring Transactional Analysis in specific educational settings, there is no comprehensive account of this practical psychology for learning. Educational Transactional Analysis draws together a team of contributors from the international educational TA community, offering perspectives from Europe, India, South Africa, Australia, Japan and the United States to explain and illustrate the practice of this exciting development in education.
Establishing a seminal overview that will make it the `go to' text, the book covers four key sections:
Philosophy, Politics, Principles & Educational Transactional Analysis
The Identity of the Teacher
Educational Transactional Analysis and Schooling
Educational Transactional Analysis: Adult learning and community development
Aimed at educators in all contexts, researchers, students and trainers, this book will be an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of educational TA or are involved in formal TA training.
Giles Barrow (TSTA-E) began his career as an English teacher in the UK. He has subsequently worked in specialist provision and support services and has written a number of publications on learning, teaching, education and transactional analysis. Trudi Newton (TSTA-E) discovered transactional analysis around 30 years ago and has since enjoyed introducing others to it through training, supervision and personal connection. She also writes and consults with other educators to enable radical learning and community development.
Section 1: Educational TA: Encouraging infants, children and young people A preventive and developmental perspective of Jaoui's Permission Wheel, Using Transactional Analysis with Children and Young People in Specialist Provision Snow-White or the triumph of beauty Contracts in School: the practice of TA in the classroom The conquest of Silence: educational itineraries Family constellations work in schools, and its links with TA Meditation, TA & Learning Introduction to the second section Section 2: Educational TA: Bringing out the best in ourselves and colleagues Becoming a Teacher - a TA Approach to Personal and Professional Development.Relational needs in educational contexts The Teacher Makes the Difference School development: the role of the Teacher in modern school Introduction to the third section Section 3: Educational TA: Going public, growing communities Educational Operations: A Transactional Analysis Technique for Educators, Leading learning What Transactional Analysis Adds to Adult Education Building community, inspiring, and empowering people in post-apartheid South Africa Using Transactional Analysis to be an Effective Leader as an Educator within Organisations Tools for creating rapport with oneself and others (Keywords with messages) Section 4: Educational TA: Theory, Politics & Philosophy Educational TA: A Political Perspective Metaphor and meaning: resilience and power in relational learningEducational Transactional Analysis: Underpinning assumptions, principles and philosophy Section 5: Educational TA: A Retrospective The journey from teaching TA to becoming a transactional analysis educator