ERIC Number: ED207953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Five "R's" for Middle School. Strategies for Teaching Affective Education in the Schools.
This monograph offers a rationale for including affective programs in middle schools and outlines one such program. This "homeroom program" is based on the generally accepted idea that young adolescents need to develop emotionally and socially as well as intellectually. These students have a need to understand themselves and others and to learn to interact with their peers as well as with their parents and teachers. This program is different from the traditional homeroom that meets only occasionally to carry out routine school business. It is, instead, a period of structured time, (ideally every day) into which are built activities that stress the development of more effective interpersonal skills. The mechanics of developing such a program are discussed, and the roles of participants (teachers, administrators, counselors, students, and parents) are described. Ways of implementing the program are presented. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Class Activities, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Time, Life Style, Middle Schools, Positive Reinforcement, Program Development, Self Actualization, Socialization, Student Teacher Relationship, Teamwork, Values Clarification
National Middle School Association, P. O. Box 968, Fairborn, OH 45324 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.