ERIC Number: ED217990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Affective Education in Human Relations. P. K. Yonge Laboratory School Research Monograph #10.
The purpose of this study was to test the impact of an affective education program designed to improve the ability of elementary school students to interact with socially and culturally different peers. The curriculum consists of an annotated collection of approximately 40 techniques and activities, together with related audiovisual materials. Techniques, including counselor activities, are presented in three units, entitled "Ways People Are Alike and Different,""Ways People Help Each Other," and "Legends and Myths." Learning activities include "Who I Am," an art activity; "Getting Angry," a film; "Discrimination Puppet Plays"; and "Cooperation Squares." A total of 560 elementary school students in grades 3 through 5 drawn from seven Florida schools participated in the field testing of the curriculum materials. Field testing involved treatment and control groups, and a pretest/posttest design. Classroom teachers, with the support of a resource staff person, chose and implemented curriculum activities as they thought appropriate. In most cases, counselor activities were carried out by the classroom teacher. Measures used to assess program effectiveness were the Florida Key Inferred Learner Self Concept Test, the Ohio Social Acceptance Scale, and the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory (Revised). Measures employed are appended and results are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.
Note: For related document, see ED 103 537.