ERIC Number: ED362806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Improving the Negative Self-Concept of Sixth Grade Black Males through Group Intervention Techniques.
A practicum was designed to employ multiple intervention techniques in an effort to improve the negative self-concept of sixth-grade black male students who were involved in rampant acts of verbal and physical aggression that disrupted the flow of class activities. Peer facilitator training was provided for the boys. Other components of the program included mentors for daily class visitation; biweekly counseling sessions; a sixth-grade boys' club; letters to parents; and teacher in-service training in a violence prevention curriculum to be incorporated into the established science, mathematics, and social studies curricula. Sixteen sixth-grade boys were involved in the program. The results revealed that the boys' club was well attended; participants showed improvements in the happiness, satisfaction, and behavior items on the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale. Fourteen of the 16 boys reported satisfaction with the experience of being a peer facilitator. Both sixth-grade teachers in the school gave positive ratings to the success of the program for improving the negative self-concept of sixth-grade black males through peer facilitation. There was a drop in referrals to either the counselor or the principal for the boys during the practicum implementation. Survey instruments and correspondence are appended. (Contains 39 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.