ERIC Number: ED307512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Developing Positive Peer Relationships in Middle School Using Inservice Training, Group Work and Social Activities.
Innes, Ruth S.
A practicum was designed to improve the quality of peer interactions among seventh and eighth graders in a private elementary-secondary school. The goals of the practicum were to facilitate positive peer interactions among the middle school students, create a more positive atmosphere in the middle school, and develop positive attitudes toward working together in classroom projects. Surveys were administered to teachers and students before and after implementation of the practicum components. Inservice programs addressing the needs of adolescents were implemented for the teachers, counseling groups were organized for interested students, the Friday night activities for students were planned. Comparison of responses to the pre- and post-questionnaires completed by both teachers and students revealed that there was a positive change in the quality of interactions among the middle school students and that students were more cooperative in working together on group projects following implementation of the practicum. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.