ERIC Number: ED384245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Strategies To Improve the Self-Esteem of Ninth and Tenth Grade Haitian Limited English Proficient Students through a Self-Concept Program.
Bien-Aime, Joseph C.
In response to a situation in which limited-English-proficient Haitian students were found to have behavior problems, anxiety, depression, low motivation, low energy, and underachievement, attributed to low self-esteem, a project was undertaken to improve student self-concept and achievement. Ninth- and tenth-grade Haitian English-as-a-Second Language (ESOL) students (n=100) were first administered a county oral language test, a written English test, the Piers-Harris self-concept scale, and a behavioral checklist as pretests. Subsequently, ESOL techniques were implemented in concert with self-concept-enhancing group activities, games (soccer, basketball, volleyball), filmstrips, television viewings, tape recordings, field trips, and an inter-ethnic group fair. At the end of the academic year, the students were re-tested with the same measures, and results indicated improved self-esteem, classroom behavior, and learning ability. Appended materials include the written English test, behavior checklist, practicum implementation/log form, a description of language proficiency levels, a letter to parents, a checklist for parents to help their children in school, class work samples, and a field trip permission slip. Contains 30 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Depression (Psychology), English (Second Language), Field Trips, Games, Grade 10, Grade 9, Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Self Esteem, Student Motivation, Underachievement
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.