ERIC Number: EJ431850
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Should Teachers Enhance Their Pupils' Self-Esteem?
Dewhurst, David W.
Journal of Moral Education, v20 n1 p3-11 1991
Discusses theories of self and argues teachers may place too much emphasis on achievement, competence, and performance. Suggests focusing on human qualities of kindness and generosity to form a basis for self-esteem and to correct the ethos of competition and achievement. Suggests a basis for self-esteem can be found by distinguishing between comparative and noncomparative concepts. (NL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A