ERIC Number: ED307726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Emotionally Disturbed Children--Promising Practices. Journal within a Journal.
Michael, Robert, Ed.
Perceptions, v23 n1 Sum 1987
Seven articles by educators with a variety of perspectives examine promising educational practices for use with children having emotional disturbances. Lee Bell offers strategies for using group activities in "All Together Now: Group Techniques for Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbances." Lyn Sarda and Rik Flynn discuss benefits and implementation guidelines for the use of circle time as an educational strategy in "We're All in This Together: Circle Time in a Special Education Classroom." The use of humor to improve attitudes and classroom atmosphere is advocated by Neal Schneider in "Healing the Wounds of Abuse with Humor." The next article, "Writing Instruction for Students with Emotional Disturbance: Is It Important?" (Catharine Reynolds) offers a variety of teaching strategies. Susan Franke describes an innovative writing project which stresses motivating students to write in "At Least One Good Reason to Write." Jamey Wolff defines, discusses, and evaluates the use of a transdisciplinary approach and describes such a program in "6 Heads are Better than 1: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Classroom Programming for the Emotionally Disturbed Child." A unique model program that combines aspects of the open classroom, team teaching, learning centers, and group-oriented behavior management strategies is described in " The Creative Learning Center: A Team Teaching Alternative for the Self-Contained Classroom" by Karen Giek and Mary Mayer. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Demonstration Programs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Group Discussion, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Humor, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Motivation, Writing Instruction
Perceptions, 14 Maple St., Scottsville, NY 14546 (individuals, $5.00 single copy, subscription $20.00; institutions, $6.00 single copy, subscription $24.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of New York State Educators of the Emotionally Disturbed.