ERIC Number: ED411944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Social and Emotional Competence: Motivating Cultural Responsive Education.
Richardson, Rita C.; Evans, Elizabeth T.
In spite of legislation to eliminate discrimination, attitudes are more difficult to change than behavior. Noting that schools have followed the letter of the law and enforced integration but may have fallen short of adhering to the spirit of the law, this paper explores methods for teaching social and emotional competence within a culturally diverse society. The paper discusses culturally responsive education and the need for educators to focus on building social and emotional competence in children and adolescents. The "Connecting with Others" program designed to assist students in developing interpersonal, intrapersonal, and emotional intelligences, and to develop tolerance and acceptance of differences is described. A sample lesson plan from the program for grades 6-8, entitled "Who Am I?," is appended. The lesson plan focuses on teaching and guided discussion, knowledge monitoring, guided practice, assessment of mastery, independent practice, evaluation and feedback, and enrichment activities. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference and Exhibit of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (52nd, Baltimore, MD, March 22-25, 1997).