ERIC Number: ED395683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills.
McGinnis, Ellen; And Others
Educators, particularly those in special education, are recognizing the importance of providing students with instruction in problem-reducing and problem-avoiding prosocial and affective skills. This book presents a prosocial skills approach designed for use with handicapped and non-handicapped elementary school students. The teaching of positive social behaviors may increase chances of successful mainstreaming. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Components of Structured Learning," outlining modeling, role playing, performance feedback, and transfer of training; (3) "Assessment for Selection and Grouping," including identification of potential participants, Progress Summary Sheet, and Student Mastery Record; (4) "Beginning a Structured Learning Group"; (5) "Conducting a Structured Learning Group," discussing ways to enhance student motivation; (6) "Prosocial Skills," presenting the structured learning curriculum and 60 prosocial skills divided into skill groups of classroom survival, friendship-making, dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, and dealing with stress; (7) "Structured Learning in Use: A Transcript," an edited transcript of a structured learning session with elementary-age mildly handicapped children; (8) "Suggestions for Use"; and (9)"Managing Behavior Problems." Contains 93 references. (BGC)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Groups, Interpersonal Competence, Mainstreaming, Modeling (Psychology), Motivation, Observation, Prosocial Behavior, Reinforcement, Role Playing, Social Behavior, Student Behavior, Student Problems, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training
Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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