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ERIC Number: ED443552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 43
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Improving Social Skills through Cooperative Learning and Other Instructional Strategies.
Blank, Debi; Fogarty, Brian; Wierzba, Kim; Yore, Nicole
This action research project sought to improve social skills in targeted elementary students. The problem of poor social skills was documented by means of data revealing the number of students exhibiting inappropriate behaviors. Students exhibited a lack of social skills through: inappropriate manners, lack of cooperation, not occupying one's own space, putting down others, interrupting instruction, and inattentiveness. Two major categories of intervention were implemented: direct instruction of selected social skills and cooperative learning strategies. Post-intervention data indicated an increase in student use of all targeted social skills. The intervention of implementing prosocial activities including cooperative learning and direct instruction seemed to have had a positive effect on student behavior. (Four appendices include student survey forms and teacher rating scale and observation checklist. Contains 28 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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