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ERIC Number: ED353198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Sense of Community in the School Setting.
Garrett, Shirley A.
This paper describes a strategy that was developed to help elementary school students to become more interested, involved, and accepted in school. The strategy involved a pen pal project in which students wrote to other students at an elementary school who were in other classes and at different grade levels. The idea was presented as a fun activity, and teachers also were able to incorporate critical thinking skills into the letter writing project. The project fit very easily into the school curriculum. The results of the project showed an increase in students' positive attitudes toward school, classmates, friends, and teachers. Sixty-eight percent of the students surveyed reported that the writing project made a difference in their perceptions of the school. Ninety percent enjoyed becoming acquainted with another person not in the same classroom. Appendices include pre and post implementation student climate surveys, pre and post implementation teacher climate surveys, and a letter of intent to parents. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A