ERIC Number: ED091624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
First, They are Children.
Divney, Esther P.
One of a series of nine articles which review recent educational literature and offer hints to teachers, this paper examines children as potential adults. They bring to school with them all the diversity and advantages or disadvantages of their homes, families, and environments. From all these influences each child has developed a picture of himself, a self-image. We do not know exactly how a self-image is created, but we can and must try to help each child see himself more clearly. Classroom teachers can help children look at themselves carefully in a mirror, to see their outside features which show prominently to the world. Photographs of individual children provide permanent proof of how they look and give confidence to awakening self-images of disadvantaged children. The importance of being an individual can easily be reinforced in the classroom by the recognition of the child's birthday. These are some starting points for working with each child on his self-image; every child has needs to be met in these basic areas. Enlarging and clarifying self-image is a lifelong process, but boosts toward self-identification and self-importance given during the early school years promote success in school. (Author/NM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Valley Board of Cooperative Services, La Junta, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII