ERIC Number: ED300934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
They Can Because...A Workshop in Print. Workshop Perspectives 3.
Robinson, George; Maines, Barbara
The booklet was developed from experience in presenting lectures and workshops for those working with children having emotional and behavioral difficulties. The text is organized around activities individuals can do to better understand themselves and their work with such children. Activities and related information cover such alternative approaches to behavior problems as the causal, behaviorist and interactionist approaches and the raising of self-esteem as the facilitator of change. Major studies demonstrating the importance of self-concept are briefly summarized. Suggestions for teachers conducting a simple and useful research project are offered. Specific suggestions for working with troubled children include labeling the act and not the child, removing the threat of failure for the child by taking the risk oneself, using non-verbal interventions (e.g., pat on the back), and avoiding negative comments. Also discussed are stress and frustration at work and the self-concept of the school. Twelve key factors for school effectiveness are outlined. Numerous cartoon drawings illustrate the text. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Self Esteem, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children, Westhill College, Selly Oak, Birmingham, England B29 6LL (2 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children, Birmingham (England).