ERIC Number: ED343060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Four Conditions of Self-Esteem: A New Approach for Elementary and Middle Schools. Second Edition.
This document presents a guide to increasing self-esteem in individual students, in the classroom, and throughout the school environment of elementary and middle school students. The guide was created from a self-esteem model positing that strong self-esteem can be attained only when children experience positive feelings within four conditions of self-esteem: Connectiveness, Uniqueness, Power, and Models. The established model is expanded upon and background information and concrete suggestions for incorporating these conditions into existing elementary or middle school curricula are provided. The nine chapters of the book provide an in-depth explanation of each of the four conditions of self-esteem, suggest specific methods for observing and evaluating children's levels of these conditions, and present essential techniques for improving self-esteem in daily one-on-one and group interactions. Over 50 classroom activities that enhance and maintain student self-esteem within existing content areas are included, as are concrete guidelines for designing one's own activities based on solid self-esteem principles. The book also suggests ways to plan or revise discipline and classroom procedures to respond to self-esteem issues and ways to assess and enhance the self-esteem of teachers, staff, and administrators. (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Models, Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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