ERIC Number: ED326005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.
The paper examines self-esteem, what contributes to it, why it is important, and ways to build it in children, especially those with disabilities. Definitions of four basic terms (self-esteem, body image, unconditional acceptance, and active-reflective listening) are offered. Guidelines for teachers and parents are then offered in the form of answers to the following frequently asked questions: what is self esteem? are certain children particularly at risk for low self-esteem? how is body image important as part of self-esteem? what can teachers do to help improve self-esteem in their students? what is "respectful" discipline? what can parents do to improve their child's self-esteem? how can school counselors help improve students' self-esteem? why is teacher self-esteem important? what can cause poor self-esteem in teachers? what are some self-esteem building activities? Appended is a self-rating questionnaire for teachers. Nine references are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Body Image, Classroom Techniques, Counselor Role, Definitions, Disabilities, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Parent Role, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Instructional Materials Laboratory, Unviersity of Missouri-Columbia, 10 London Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 (free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.