ERIC Number: ED178514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Improving Classroom Social Climate: Teacher's Handbook.
Vacha, Edward F.; And Others
The goal of this book is to help teachers create a positive social climate in the elementary school classroom. Six group processes areas are identified as combining to create the social climate of the classroom: (1) attraction; (2) leadership; (3) communication; (4) student norms of conduct; (5) individual expectations; and (6) group cohesion. The book is divided into six sections, one for each of these six group processes areas. Each of these sections is further divided into four subsections. Each section begins with an introduction that explains the theories around which the lessons for that area are designed, the goals of the lessons for that area, and a discussion of classroom management techniques necessary to support and reinforce the lessons. (JD)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Friendship, Group Dynamics, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership, Social Relations, Socialization, Student Behavior
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($19.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.