ERIC Number: ED366425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Personal and Social Responsibility. A Guide to Community Action.
Grossnickle, Donald R.; Stephens, Ronald D.
Noting that much is known about teaching and learning personal and social responsibility but little is incorporated into the K-12 curriculum, this book is intended for parents and educators as a guide to helping children develop personal and social responsibility, especially as it relates to behavior in school. Part 1 of the book consists of five chapters: (1) "Making Responsibility Education a Priority at Home and School"; (2) "Teaching Responsibility"; (3) "Exploring the Meaning of Personal and Social Responsibility"; (4) "Setting Goals for Learning To Be Responsible"; and (5) "Parents and Schools: Co-Partners in Teaching Responsibility." Part 2 consists of one chapter that provides examples of model practices in teaching personal and social responsibility, while the single chapter that makes up part 3 describes 16 exemplary programs, resources, and references for parents, schools and the community. Six appendixes contain a sample teaching unit from the Character Education Institute, a sample responsibility lesson from the Home School Institute, a description of a responsible student from a high school department, a letter from a teacher to parents on course responsibility, a sample parent-student handbook, and a list of responsibility-oriented elementary school behavioral expectations. (MDM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Honesty, Integrity, Moral Development, Parent Child Relationship, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Self Esteem, Social Responsibility, Student Responsibility, Student School Relationship, Values Education
National School Safety Center, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263 ($9).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.