ERIC Number: EJ1047967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Culturally Responsive Social Skill Instruction for Latino Male Students
Lo, Ya-yu; Correa, Vivian I.; Anderson, Adrienne L.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v17 n1 p15-27 Jan 2015
Cross-cultural friendships and peer interactions are important skills for Latino students to become socially adjusted in U.S. schools. Culturally responsive social skill instruction allows educators to teach essential social skills while attending to the native culture and personal experiences of the students. The present study examined the effects of culturally responsive social skill instruction through a peer-mediated format on the social interactions of eight Mexican-heritage elementary Latino male participants with non-Latino students during recess. Four participants were trained to serve as tutors to deliver 12 computer-assisted social skill lessons with embedded video models on friendship building to their peers. Using a single case, multiple probe across student dyads design, the results of this study indicated that all participants increased the number of appropriate verbal social interactions with non-Latino peers. Implications for practice and future research are discussed in relation to culturally responsive social skill instruction for Latino students.
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Racial Relations, Elementary School Students, Mexican Americans, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Program Effectiveness, Peer Teaching, Social Cognition, Interpersonal Relationship, Grade 4, Grade 5, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Classroom Observation Techniques, Interaction Process Analysis, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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