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ERIC Number: ED443551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 82
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Improving Student Interpersonal Skills and Social Growth in Diverse Learning Communities through Teamwork.
Bearbower, Beth; Mitchell, Rhonda; Summers, K. Susie
This action research project sought to improve the social skills of targeted first-, third-, and fourth-grade students. Students demonstrated an inability to collaborate with others, a disregard for the feelings and opinions of others, a lack of responsibility, excessive noise, incomplete assignments, unnecessary physical contact, inappropriate language, and a general disregard for classroom rules. Implemented interventions were: physical rearrangement of the classroom, direct instruction of social skills, role playing, use of community circles, establishment of rules, increased interaction within groups, and reflection. Post-intervention data indicated an increase in student use of the targeted social skills. Slight gains were observed in student collaboration and cooperative learning strategies. A decrease in student behavioral referrals signified a decline in inappropriate student behaviors in two of the three targeted schools. (Four appendices include student survey forms. Contains 91 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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