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INTRODUCTION Stand and Deliver centres on a maths teacher at a tough high school who persuades his class of violent pupils that education is an asset East Los Angeles Garfield High is the setting for this inspirational true story about a teacher who refuses to discard his inner city students as losers It is an exhilarating story of hope trepidation trust and above all else desire Stand and Deliver was my choice because it was the only movie from the selection I hadnt seen I knew this would make my analysis more difficult but I enjoy a challenge and once I viewed the video many organisational behaviour theories stood out The three topics Ive decided to critically analyse are as follows IIndividual differences personality attitudes abilities emotions IIPerception and attributions IIIManaging change in learning organisations There were numerous topics covered throughout the duration of the film However I believe these three provide the greatest insight with regards to models and practical theories Furthermore when applying our learning in Organisational Behaviour to a real-life situation ANALYSIS IIndividual differences personality attitudes abilities emotions From the outset Mr Escalante the maths teacher is faced with a frightening predicament Arriving for his first day of school he is confronted with a set of rebellious students intent on making his life hell Ive seen people like you before youll be hurting soon The negative attitude of students towards learning was clearly evident as was their low self-esteem Self-esteem is a belief about ones own self-worth based on an overall self-evaluation If they try and dont succeed youll shatter what little confidence they did have Through a history of poor facilitators the students believe that their opinions and contributions are not taken seriously and to exert influence on the class and teachers they must incite physical violence These traits indicate a very
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