ERIC Number: ED324602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Entering Adulthood: Developing Responsibility and A Curriculum for Grades 9-12. Contemporary Health Series.
Curwin, Richard L.
The "Contemporary Health Series" covers critical health and family life topics in a sequence of modules with two curricular divisions: "Into Adolescence" for middle school teachers and "Entering Adulthood" for high school teachers. This module uses eight activity-based lessons to help 9th through 12th graders make better life choices through understanding their own power and their role in creating what happens to them. This module focuses on responsibility in a personal sense, beginning with a lesson designed to introduce the issue of responsibility. Lesson 2 develops the general concept of locus of control and introduces students to the differences between internality and externality. Lessons 3 and 4 deal with the sub-skills of predicting and planning. Lesson 5 presents a model for learning from mistakes as one of the great benefits of the application of locus of control. Lesson 6 focuses on effective communication as a way to increase personal responsibility for interacting with others. Lesson 7 focuses on allowing students to develop rules for each other and for the teacher. The eighth and final lesson explores how students can experience more joy from school when they perceive themselves as active members of a classroom community. (NB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, High School Students, High Schools, Locus of Control, Responsibility, Self Control
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other titles in this series, see CG 022 854-857.