ERIC Number: ED416609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills. Revised Edition [and] Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: Student Manual [and] Program Forms [and] Skill Cards.
McGinnis, Ellen; Goldstein, Arnold P.
This set of materials for training elementary school children in social skills includes a book which explains the Skillstreaming program, a student manual, a collection of program forms, and a box of skill cards for use with students. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 examines Skillstreaming's history and development. chapter 3 presents strategies for using Skillstreaming to develop safe school environments. Program implementation is then discussed in terms of grouping (chapter 4), teaching procedures (chapter 5), and a transcript of a Skillstreaming group session (chapter 6). chapter 7 presents the 60 skills for this age level, listing each skill's behavioral steps, teacher notes, and topics for modeling displays. chapter 8 discusses skill sequences and combinations and chapter 9 describes effective motivation-enhancing and resistance-reducing procedures. chapter 10 addresses the issue of generalization of learned skills. Three appendices include an annotated bibliography, checklists and a grouping chart, and descriptions of supplementary materials. The student manual provides student worksheets, checklists, and other instructional materials. The forms collection contains samples of such forms as skill sheets and skill rating forms. The 480 skill cards list the steps needed to perform each of the 60 prosocial skills, with 8 cards for each skill, enough for a group of 8 students. (Contains approximately 140 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education, Generalization, Group Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Program Development, Program Implementation, Prosocial Behavior, School Safety, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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IES Cited: ED502720