ERIC Number: ED361831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Social Competency Program of the Reach Out to Schools Project. Project Report, 1991-92. No. 3.
Krasnow, Jean H.; And Others
This document presents outcomes of the Social Competency Program: Reach Out to Schools Project, a program designed to help elementary students learn and practice interpersonal and problem-solving skills. It is based on the understanding that positive peer relationships and a supportive, caring classroom community are essential to students' social and academic development. Data were collected from questionnaires administered to 35 first-year and 30 second-year teachers, and 561 students, and from interviews conducted with 4 principals. Teachers believed that the program would help them with an increasing array of classroom-management issues. They reported the following positive changes in student behaviors: less time spent on conflict resolution; fewer distracting behaviors and more listening behaviors; greater tolerance for all students; carryover of curriculum concepts into other academic areas; more developed discussions and expressions of feelings, ideas, and multiple perspectives; and increased shared decision making. The findings point to the central role of positive relationships in social and cognitive growth, the expansion of shared decision making, and the encouragement of idea-sharing and listening. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies.
Note: For 1990-91 report, see EA 025 135.