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ERIC Number: ED419997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Social Skills Instruction for Culturally Diverse Adolescents with Behavioral Deficits.
Richardson, Rita Coombs
Strategies for teaching social skills to students from diverse cultural groups are described. Teaching social skills accepted by the majority culture empowers students to function successfully in inclusive society. It is a proactive approach to managing behavior for culturally diverse adolescents with behavior deficits. To teach these skills effectively teachers must put aside stereotypes, target the social skills needing development, and identify successful methodologies. The following cultural groups are specifically considered: African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American. For each group, a review of the issues, including the scope and nature of the need in Louisiana, and certain strategies found to be effective with that group are presented. The strategies most frequently suggested are: direct instruction, cooperative learning, integrated thematic instructions, bibliotherapy, and strategies from applied behavioral analysis. In addition, procedures from humanistic and ecological approaches are presented. Many of the suggested strategies are suitable for students from all cultures and ethnic backgrounds when teachers individualize these strategies to meet the individual needs of each student. Contains 23 references. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana