ERIC Number: ED262134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
For Square Pegs Only. An Inner City Primary Prevention Curriculum Featuring Creative Writing Assignments Focused on the Themes of Values Clarification, Self-Concept, Feelings Validation, Cultural Awareness, and Decision-Making Skills.
This curriculum resource book provides activities in affective education which are designed to foster the strengthening of self-esteem and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. The major goal of the program is to foster a life style which excludes substance abuse. It is also asserted that skills associated with the affective domain play a central role in the educational process, thus affective education is seen as relevant not to just "high risk" students, but to all students. "For Square Pegs Only" is designed especially for minority inner city youth. More than 80 activity worksheets, most of which involve creative writing, are included. These are organized under five subject headings: (1) Self Concept Activities; (2) Feelings Validation Activities; (3) Cultural Awareness Activities; (4) Decision Making Activities; and (5) Values Clarification Activities. Each section begins with an overall description of the activities, their objectives, and procedures for carrying them out. (KH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Decision Making Skills, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Instructional Materials, Minority Groups, Prevention, Relevance (Education), Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth, Values Clarification
Darnell Bell, 1576 East King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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