ERIC Number: ED332087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Going Places: An Enrichment Program To Empower Students.
Eldred Cindy; And Others
This semester-long curriculum is designed to increase the self-esteem, leadership skills, and communication, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities of eighth and ninth grade students who are at risk of dropping out of school. The manual offers procedural suggestions for organizing a Going Places class. Individual sections address administrative support, the role of the teacher, identification of students, curriculum implementation, parent involvement, and transition to high school. The specific lessons include: (1) self-esteem; (2) success; (3) values clarification; (4) communication; (5) goal setting; (6) decision making; (7) assertiveness; (8) tutoring or class projects; (9) communication skills; (10) group dynamics; (11) sex-role stereotyping; (12) career awareness; and (13) bridges to high school. Appendices discuss principles of cooperative learning and provide sample forms and letters. (LLL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Grade 8, Grade 9, High Risk Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Parent Participation, Potential Dropouts, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Transitional Programs
Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center, Educational Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.