ERIC Number: ED353530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Individuality, Self-Expression & Other Keys to Creativity: Using the 4 Conditions of Self-Esteem in Elementary and Middle Schools.
This book examines the relationship between creativity and self-esteem in detail in order to help build a classroom and school environment and to design activities that will enhance creativity and self-esteem at the same time. Chapter 1 analyzes some of the obstacles to enhancing creativity in schools and proposes methods for overcoming them. Chapter 2 explores various facets of creativity that affect the classroom environment and brings up critical issues to consider when building a classroom dedicated to encouraging creative process children. The self-esteem model this book is based on is described in Chapter 3. This chapter provides a grounding in self-esteem principles that will enhance understanding of the link between creativity and self-esteem. Chapter 4 provides an indepth analysis of one self-esteem condition--the Sense of Uniqueness--and looks at how it can be nurtured in children so that their creative potential can be realized more fully. Chapter 5 offers suggestions on classroom organization, teaching methods, and curriculum to enhance creativity in all children. Chapter 6 is about the special role of the teacher. Chapters 7 and 8 are for administrators and school board members. Throughout the book there are general strategies and specific activities for practice. The appendixes provide personal arena behavior checklists and techniques for building self-esteem in the interpersonal and group arenas. (ABL)
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Esteem, Self Expression, Teaching Methods
ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title #558-H8, $19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related guides, see CG 024 749-751.