ERIC Number: ED326316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Self-Esteem: Developing a Genuine Sense of Human Value. Research Monograph, Volume 4.
Curry, Nancy E.; Johnson, Carl N.
This guidebook rejects a simplistic view of children's development of self-esteem in favor of a perspective that locates the concept in the larger contexts of children's social, cognitive, moral, and personality development. Part I concerns ways in which young children develop a sense of value. A general introduction to the concept of self-esteem is followed by three chapters that relate findings on developmental aspects of self-esteem. These chapters focus on the ways in which infants and toddlers develop and consolidate a sense of self, preschoolers test and evaluate the self, and kindergartners and primary school students set new standards for the self. Part II covers implications of the knowledge base for practitioners. The text concerns ways in which adults can promote self-esteem in children, care for infants and toddlers, guide preschoolers, and teach kindergartners and primary school students in ways that promote the development of self-esteem. A concluding chapter summarizes the discussion and indicates implications for policy. The guidebook's 316 citations include other monographs and related books from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (RH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Infants, Kindergarten Children, Moral Development, Personality Development, Preschool Children, Self Esteem, Social Development, Teacher Role, Toddlers, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-5786 (Publication No. 143, $8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
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