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ERIC Number: ED163561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving Self-Image of Students. ACSA School Management Digest, Series 1, Number 14. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 41.
Mazzarella, Jo Ann
Research over the last ten years provides overwhelming evidence that the most successful students have strong positive self-concepts. This booklet reviews literature on self-concept and describes many programs designed to improve student self-esteem. The paper begins by noting that although no one understands the order of the cause and effect relationship, there is a strong correlation between self-concept and achievement. Then ways to improve self-concept are discussed, with a warning that techniques for measuring self-concept have problems. Methods for improving self-concept include classroom techniques, counseling and discussion groups, and teacher inservice programs. One chapter is devoted to programs for dropouts, delinquents, and the disadvantaged. A final chapter documents the effects of teacher attitudes and beliefs and suggests ways to improve teacher self-concept. The overall conclusion is that one reason for the success of self-concept improvement programs may be that positive teacher attitudes about student abilities have strong effects on student self-concept and student academic achievement. (JM)
Association of California School Administrators, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California 94010 ($2.75 nonmembers; $1.75 for ACSA members)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.