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ERIC Number: ED337406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Social Development and the Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
Teachers and administrators need to select objectives for student achievement in social development. Teachers need to follow definite educational psychology standards in helping students work toward objectives. In the classroom, students should have the opportunity to work with learners from diverse racial groups and socioeconomic levels. Educators should work to remedy the evil of discrimination that is rampant in the societal arena. With teacher guidance, students can analyze news broadcasts for accuracy. To achieve empathy, students should visit the ill. To achieve the objective of deploring violence, students need to acquire understanding of minority groups, diverse cultures, and the self. Teachers must provide learning opportunities to rid students of hostility toward other cultural groups and of ethnocentrism. To obtain an adequate self-concept, students need to be successful learners. An improved self-concept will render students better able to interact with others positively to remedy the evils of society. Objectives for student achievement and the means for reaching those objectives are outlined and discussed. It is concluded that attention to the developmental needs of students is an important area of focus for school teachers and administrators. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A