ERIC Number: EJ923326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
A Preschool Pilot Study of "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence"
Schultz, Betsy L.; Richardson, Rita Coombs; Barber, Catherine R.; Wilcox, Daryl
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n2 p143-148 Jun 2011
Social-emotional learning in early childhood sets the stage for students' future behaviors in schools. The current study examined the effects of a social-emotional skills curriculum on the behavior of students in an early childhood program. The children received instruction in social and emotional skills using the "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence" program. Pre-test and post-test scores for the BASC-2 Rating Scale and the Connecting with Others Rating Scale were used to determine if the children demonstrated progress in their behaviors by the end of the intervention. The results indicated that the social skills curriculum "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence" was associated with positive changes in the children's behaviors.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Change, Student Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Pretests Posttests, Pilot Projects, Values Education, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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