ERIC Number: ED369237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Promoting Social and Emotional Development in Deaf Children. The PATHS Project.
Greenberg, Mark T.; Kusche, Carol A.
This book explains the background and rationale for the PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) curriculum, reports the results of 4 years of research on its use with children who are deaf, and explores theoretical and practical concerns in the implementation of school-based mental health promotion programs. It emphasizes the crucial nature of the school and family environments in facilitating the personal development of elementary-aged deaf children in the areas of self-control, self-understanding, emotional awareness, social problem-solving skills, and appropriate interpersonal behaviors. Chapter 1 reviews literature on social cognition, personality, psychopathologic conditions, and social competence in deaf children as a rationale for the PATHS curriculum. Chapter 2 reviews conceptual models of prevention and intervention for hearing children. Chapter 3 presents a summary of the content and processes of the curriculum, discussing flexibility within the curriculum, adaptation to developmental level, and working with parents. Chapter 4 presents the Affective-Behavioral-Cognitive-Dynamic theoretical model of development, which forms the foundation of the goals and many of the processes of the curriculum. Chapter 5 describes evaluation of the curriculum's effectiveness. Chapter 6 presents quantitative findings derived from the project, in numerical, visual, and conceptual formats. Chapter 7 interprets empirical findings of the PATHS study, describing issues of systems change, teacher-student exchange, and classroom atmosphere. Chapter 8 addresses the theoretical and practical implications of the curriculum. An appendix provides a sample story and lessons from the PATHS curriculum. (Contains over 300 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Deafness, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Health Promotion, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Lesson Plans, Mental Health, Models, Problem Solving, Self Concept, Self Control, Social Cognition, Social Development, Thinking Skills
University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-3932 ($50).
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