ERIC Number: ED335594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Self Concept: Reaching the Affective Child.
Scher, Margaret E.
This paper examines self-concept in children in order to learn and develop classroom strategies which will address the affective component of the primary school child. The introduction discusses the background of affective education, the history of educational movements, self-concept development, and the evaluation of self-concept through observation and self-reporting. Fifteen instruments used in measuring aspects of self-concept are listed. A glossary of relevant terms is presented. Annotations of journal articles which are approximately one-page in length are presented on these topics: (1) teacher self-concept; (2) student perceptions; (3) student self-talk; (4) self-fulfilling prophecy and teacher expectancy effect; (5) student variables, including attitudes, ability, and achievement; (6) social variables, including social comparison and socioeconomic status; and (7) teacher strategies, including peer tutoring and cooperative learning. These articles are summarized in a 45-page section. It is concluded that children's emotional growth can be bolstered, crushed, or repressed by home and classroom experiences. Seventeen recommendations for teachers are presented. (76 references) (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit project, Indiana University at South Bend. references) (ABL)