ERIC Number: ED184921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Developmental Skills for Personal and Social Responsibilities.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
The document outlines ideal behaviors which students in grades one through nine should exhibit to indicate that they are progressing toward success in academic work, fulfillment at work and home, and participation in a pluralist society. The objective is to help parents and classroom teachers identify behaviors and interpret them as indicators of developmental skills for student personal and social responsibility. The document is presented in three parts. Part I identifies personal understandings and skills including personal feelings, exploring new activities, and making decisions. Specific competencies include pursuing individual interests, expressing opinions, using socially acceptable ways to express frustration, and identifying alternative solutions to problems. Part II presents interpersonal understandings and skills including recognizing the worth, rights, attitudes, and feelings of others; communicating with others; and accepting individual diversity. Specific competencies include being attentive while conversing, and focusing on the strengths of others. Part III outlines skills for social understanding including obeying school rules, recognizing student/citizen responsibilities, cooperating in task and social groups, and recognizing family rules and responsibilities. Examples include taking turns, using socially acceptable language, respecting other people's opinions, and helping family members. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.