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ERIC Number: ED326005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.