Dialogue or consenus LO12261

Wed, 29 Jan 1997 13:43:13 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO12244 --

Ian Yeoman asks

Q. What are the major limitations / problems with a dialogue approach?

Would anybody care to comment?
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One limitation for many is impatience for action. Many individuals find
it difficult to explore issues for understanding rather than for action.
Often, a dialogue might begin, but the natural tendency is to move
directly to solutions, sometimes before the problem is clearly identified.

It is interesting, that when many individuals have participated in a
dialogue, or other reflective conversation, they find it very useful and

David Wilkinson
School Improvement Specialist
Des Moines Public Schools



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