ERIC Number: ED341667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Social Skills in the Classroom (E.C.S. to Grade 3). A Manual for Instructors.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
This manual on Early Childhood Services (E.C.S.) focuses on strategies for enhancing social skills in young children and describes 10 two-hour training sessions. The goals of the training are to help teachers understand and identify young children's social development difficulties; to offer guidelines for dealing with inappropriate behaviors; and to integrate the teaching of social skills with curriculum. The training sessions represent an approach wherein principles and strategies are presented and practiced, and classroom applications stressed. The sessions are described and written for delivery by distance education, but are adaptable for other modes of delivery as well. Following an introduction, the manual contains 10 sections dealing with: (1) social skills in the school; (2) good and poor social skills; (3) factors contributing to positive behavior; (4) prevention of negative behavior; (5) assessment of social skills development; (6) targeting good social skills; (7) tracking social skills--the integrated approach; (8) integration strategies; (9) problem solving approach to behavior management; and (10) social skills instruction and evaluation. Thirty-four handouts are included, as well as a bibliography and a reprint titled "Cognitive-Mediational Behavior Management" (H. C. Haywood and D. L. Weatherford). (LL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Social Cognition, Social Development, Student Participation, Teacher Workshops, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.