ERIC Number: ED386634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Self-Control in Upper Elementary Students through a Program of Character, Civic, and Social Education.
Cassell, Joan R.
This practicum was designed to improve students' ability to determine appropriate behavior for various places within the school and to learn self-control to comply with expectations. Specifically, the practicum intended to decrease the number of referrals to administrators and the counselor for out-of-control student behavior and decrease the number of observable out-of-control behaviors in the cafeteria, library, and playground. Students involved in the program included 237 4th and 6th graders. "We the People" text was used to include lessons on citizenship. Focus was placed on one positive character trait and one social skill each month. The program was enriched through role-play, debates, and literature. Upon completion of the implementation, analysis of the data revealed a 34% decrease in the number of administrative referrals, and a 49% decrease in observable out-of-control behaviors. The data was analyzed through a comparison of the results of systematic collection and categorization of administrative and counselor referrals before and after implementation and through comparison of the frequency of behaviors before and after implementation. The instrument used for observation was an observation frequency chart. (Author/JBJ)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Citizenship Education, Counseling, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students, Emotional Development, Grade 4, Grade 6, Guidance Programs, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Moral Development, School Counseling, Self Control, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.