ERIC Number: ED438036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Student Self-Esteem in the Catholic Elementary School.
Focusing on the goal of character education, this book provides the Catholic educational community with a resource for building in students a strong sense of self, including self-identity, self-worth, and self-esteem. Four pillars of self-esteem are presented: security, autonomy, initiative, and industry. These pillars are illustrated with information on symptoms of insecurity, shame, guilt, and inferiority. Illustrations of practices educators can use to assist students in developing self-esteem are grouped under four age categories: (1) early childhood; (2) middle childhood; (3) early adolescents; and (4) administrative. Finally, strategies for using this resource as an in-service program are presented. The book's six chapters are: (1) "Understanding Student Identity Formation and the Self-Esteem Connection"; (2) "Fostering Student Security Formation"; (3) "Fostering Student Autonomy Formation"; (4) "Fostering Student Initiative Formation"; (5) "Fostering Student Industry Formation"; and (6) "Being a Catalyst of Love for Catholic Elementary School Students." The book's appendix details basic plans for implementing school staff inservice workshops. (Contains 22 references.) (SD)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Personal Autonomy, Psychological Needs, Religious Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Needs, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Workshops
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.