ERIC Number: ED266006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Self-Concept and Self-Esteem: Program Planning and Teaching Techniques for Educators of Migrant Students.
This manual for educators and administrators explores current educational research on self-concept and self-esteem, relates this research to migrant education, and offers a rationale for and examples of activities, techniques, and philosophies to enhance self-perception. Emphasis is placed on understanding of socioeconomic causes of migrant problems and correct attitudes toward self-perception enhancement. Problems which undermine self-perception in migrant students are detailed, including teachers'"Missionary Mentality," fallacies of offering equal educational opportunity to all, the "culture of poverty" theory, and language differences. Guidelines for educators of migrant students include remembering the social and cultural genesis of student problems and not blaming the victim, helping migrant families agitate for social reform and compensatory help, studying ways to transform schools to adapt to the students' needs as well as helping students adapt to school. Suggestions are offered for curricula which provide information about the migrant way of life, civil rights, and publications/organizations for migrants, and which teach ways for migrants to solve social and economic problems through their own efforts. Examples of student decision-making models and integration of families into school activities are offered. Teaching techniques to enhance self-perception are described and two lesson samples are included. Source materials are listed throughout the text and in the bibliography. (LFL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Program Development, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Needs, Supplementary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Center for Urban Research and Service.