ERIC Number: ED064246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Enhancement of the Self-Concept. A Case Study.
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.
This report studies the progress of a self-concept project developed in the Orange County Public Schools, Florida. Over a 3-year period the project was designed to improve the self-concept of the child within the school environment by providing him with opportunities for success. The first year of the project concerned first year students in four comparable schools. At the end of the operational year, it was evident that social success experiences for children could enhance their self-concepts, but such experiences could not be isolated from the total school environment. The second year program focused on academic as well as social experiences of second graders. During the third year the project was continued with one experimental school and grades K-6. This report concerns the first two years of the project. The main areas of concern included classroom management, developing effective personal relations with children, and motivating positively to learn. Other general areas covered were techniques developed, school response to the program and administrative concerns. The findings indicated that drastic changes could occur in schools through use of the simple techniques concerning self-concept developed in this project. The Inferred Self-Concept Scale used by the Orange County public schools is included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Programs, Personality, Primary Education, Self Concept
J. B. White, Florida Educational Research & Development Council, College of Ed., Univ. of Fla., Gainsville 32601 ($2.00; quantity discount)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.