Offer a Critique of an Aspect of Group Work Theory
In conclusion, I have shown through practical examples of my own experiences and relevant research (Smith 2005) Tuckman's theory on the process of group stage development, like many development theories, is culturally bias. In addition to this it fails to acknowledge that the process of group stage development also requires an understanding of the contexts in which they occur, for example - locality. Thus, by making the assumption that all groups are the same if fails to acknowledge how the success and failure of the process of group stage development is affected by the processes of smaller units which contribute to the larger effect. Indeed:
'So complex is the process within groups that I despair of doing more than hinting at it's multifaceted aspects'.
(Rogers, 1980 cited in Lago and Macmillan, 1999 p.189)
Likewise, I have shown that the process of group stage development does not proceed intermittently or sequentially but can overlap, step forward or step back. …
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