ERIC Number: ED389703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
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Including Affective and Social Education in the Integrated Curriculum.
Sheldon, Kenneth L.
Today's social and demographic changes demand that elementary and secondary education incorporate social skills and affective education in the curriculum. One way for this to be accomplished is through an interdisciplinary approach. Numerous curriculum resources which use an interdisciplinary approach and address affective skills are available for the classroom teacher. Spencer Kagan's "Cooperative Learning" provides a variety of activities that can be integrated into the curriculum to develop social skills. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has developed an interdisciplinary Alcohol and Drug Prevention curriculum for elementary and secondary level education. Michelle Borba's "Esteem Builders" was developed for the purpose of improving achievement, behavior, and school climate, or overall self-esteem. Designed for K-8, it provides activities that can be used in conjunction with various subject areas. The program has over 250 theory-based and field-tested esteem building activities cross-correlated to all subject areas and grade levels. S. V. Andrews' book, "Teaching Kids to Care: Exploring Values through Literature and Inquiry," discusses how values were taught in education in the past, how they are currently being taught, and how teachers can use children's literature to teach values. Appendixes contain sample pages from "Alcohol and Other Drugs: Interdisciplinary Curriculum. Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12" (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Alcohol and Drug Defense Program, 1991), and from Borba's "Esteem Builders" (B. L. Winch & Associates/Jalmar Press, 1989). (JB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Alcohol Abuse, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Prevention, Self Esteem, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Values Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: North Carolina; North Carolina State Department Public Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (October 1994).