ERIC Number: ED471283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Relevance of Self at Work: Emotional Intelligence and Staff Training in After-School Environments. Working Paper Series.
Seligson, Michelle; MacPhee, Marybeth
Afterschool programs supplement students' academic preparation, provide adult supervision when parents are working, and provide an opportunity for adult social and emotional growth. This paper examines how adult educators in these programs can mobilize their inner resources and social-emotional aptitude to achieve good relationships with their co-workers and with the children in their care. Findings of the Bringing Yourself to Work Project, a professional development program for afterschool educators at Wellesley College, provides an empirical foundation for the relevance of emotional intelligence and relational psychology at work. The paper discusses issues of self-awareness, cultural boundaries, and the potential for adults to learn relational skills. (Contains 66 references.) (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, After School Education, After School Programs, Child Caregivers, Cultural Influences, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, School Age Child Care, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Work Attitudes
Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203. Tel: 781-283-2501; Web site: http://www.wcwonline.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; Wellesley Coll., MA. Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies.