ERIC Number: ED372138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pro-social Awareness Skills Strategies that Provide Behaviorally Correct Options to the Elementary Grade Urban Learner.
Pretlow, Tharyll W.
This practicum was devised to promote academic achievement by reducing problem behavior in third graders. Students developed behaviorally correct options to promote prosocial behavior and avoidance of hostile situations in their social context by identifying social deficits and using discovery and transfer-learning techniques. Student pre- and post-assessment activities were developed, and behavior and academic progress charts were prepared. Child-centered mini-workshops presented individualized activities relative to identified social deficits and conflict-avoidance options. Pre- and post-achievement tests were administered, and a child-behavior checklist was completed for each child. The 21 subjects also completed pre- and post-self-assessment activities. Data analysis reveals that the targeted participants in the behavior-change practicum were more likely to avoid hostile situations and to focus on academic achievement. Posttest behavior-checklist observations and posttest academic-achievement results demonstrate an awareness by participants of what being prosocial means, knowledge of how to apply their social skills, and improved academic achievement. Four appendixes contain a strategies chart, a parent-notification letter, a progress chart, and a certificate of participation. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Behavior Change, Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Interpersonal Competence, Knowledge Level, Pretests Posttests, Primary Education, Prosocial Behavior, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.