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ERIC Number: ED442572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 78
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Enhancing Students Emotional Intelligence and Social Adeptness.
Gore, Scott W.
This action research project implemented and evaluated a curriculum designed to help students with varying degrees of emotional intelligence improve their social adeptness. The targeted population consisted of sixth-grade students in a large urban setting in central Illinois. The students' levels of social ineptness were determined and documented via data collected from various instruments: teacher observation checklists, behavior records, student questionnaires, and reflective journal writing. Analysis of probable causes data revealed that students lack interpersonal skills related to: communicating feelings effectively, empathizing with others, working cooperatively with others, and handling conflict with poise. A review of solution strategies combined with an analysis of the problem setting resulted in a 16-week intervention focusing on five components of emotional intelligence: cooperation, communication, expression of feelings, appreciation of diversity, and conflict resolution. Each topic was covered twice a week over 2 weeks, then revisited for 1 week each. The final week was devoted to conducting final assessments. Post-intervention data indicated an overall improvement in the number of students displaying exemplary interpersonal social skills in the classroom setting. Twenty-six appendices include a discipline record form, student questionnaire, teacher observation checklist, and instructional materials. (Contains 39 references.) (Author/HTH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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