ERIC Number: ED265463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Student Self-Esteem in Scarborough Schools. Scarborough's Co-operative Evaluation and Development of School Systems (CEDSS) Project. Internal Evaluation Report No. 8.
Wideman, Marilyn E.
This document contains an internal investigation of students' self-esteem in the Scarborough, Ontario school sytem undertaken because of the emphasis that the school system places on students' self-esteem as a predictor of academic achievement. A chapter on the research plan presents descriptions of the population, sample selection, choice of questionnaire (the Piers-Harris Self Concept Inventory entitled "The Way I Feel about Myself"), the development of questionnaires for teachers and students, data collection and analysis, and the reporting of results. The six chapters of results of the study focus on: (1) the return rate of questionnaires; (2) student self-esteem; (3) student perceptions of the importance of selected teaching methods; (4) comparison by grade of student responses regarding their perceptions of extent of teacher use of selected methods; (5) teacher attitudes toward the development of positive student self-esteem as a classroom objective; and (6) teacher perceptions of the usefulness of selected teaching methods in the development of positive student self-esteem. A summary, conclusions, and recommendations are given. Appendices contain two interim reports and the questionnaires used in the evaluation. Numerous data tables are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada