Discusses argument that developing self-esteem in children is tied to academic excellence. Opposing view that pedagogic issues are more important. Questions whether self-esteem should be internalized in children prior to school, or if the schools should foster self-esteem. Educational self-esteem programs. Self-esteem as a good in itself.
The self-esteem movement suggests that developing self-esteem in children is a first step in securing academic performance from those children.... more
The self-esteem movement suggests that developing self-esteem in children is a first step in securing academic performance from those children. Counter-arguments are offered to suggest that this is a fraud and that it simply does not work. The self-esteem movement rightly notes that children need self-esteem and that many children come from homes and circumstances which prevent them from developing a proper sense of self. Building up self-esteem, so this view goes, encourages the child and so assists in the learning process. Critics charge that those who follow this route are not giving sufficient attention to other pedagogic issues and so are using feel-good remedies that do not work. In truth, developing self-esteem in children should be a good in itself, though it may be true that it does not foster academic excellence and so only has
Describes adult intellectual development. Its relevance as a field of discipline for the 21st Century. The graying of the American population. Impact of an aging population. Models of adult development. Lifespan developmental psychology and changes in human behavior. Findings of the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Studies on wisdom. Importance of lifetime learning.
DESCRIPTION OF ADULT INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe adult intellectual... more
DESCRIPTION OF ADULT INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe adult intellectual development as a field of discipline in the 21st century. The paper begins with an examination of the graying of the American population during this century and discusses the relevance of the discipline for the continuing shift in the age distribution as the 21st century progresses. Adult Intellectual Development is then defined as a field of inquiry and its foundational framework is briefly delineated. There is also some discussion of seminal work in the field. Finally, the paper discusses a few areas of research that are likely to become increasingly important as the century develops. Description
Application to school setting. Examines the use of directive and nondirective play therapy. How the tools of nondirective play therapy has been used to help children with psychological problems. How play therapy benefits the teacher and student. The function of play therapy as a diagnostic tool. 1 Table.
This research examines the application of nondirective play therapy in a school setting, from the standpoint of a school psychologist. The research... more
This research examines the application of nondirective play therapy in a school setting, from the standpoint of a school psychologist. The research will set forth a general overview and working definition of directive and nondirective play therapy and then discuss how the tools of nondirective play therapy has been employed to help children with psychological problems, with a view toward identifying how play therapy in a classroom setting may benefit the clients' academic performance as well as the teachers. For the reason that the term play therapy combines two simple words in a way that implies their connection to the whole range of psychology subdisciplines, it would appear that a definition of the practice would be simple to arrive at. However, defining the discipline with precision has proven to be somewhat of a
Discusses differences between the 2 tools for assessaing human ability. Components of Emotional Intelligence. Research studies on importance. Role of Intelligence Quotient.
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I. INTRODUCTION Controversy over the Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient in assessing... more
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I. INTRODUCTION Controversy over the Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient in assessing individual abilities 2 II. BODY A. Emotional Intelligence 3 B. Research Studies 5 C. The Role of IQ 6 III. SUMMARY 8 IV. REFERENCES 10 INTRODUCTION Traditionally, the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was regarded
Changing role. Standards. Review of Literature. Evaluation.
Research on Counseling in the Schools Introduction According to Nancy Perry (1997), head of the American School Counselor Association, it... more
Research on Counseling in the Schools Introduction According to Nancy Perry (1997), head of the American School Counselor Association, it was Sputnik that was responsible for altering the role of the school guidance counselor. This started a process that has made the job of the school counselor almost impossible because of so many different expectations. School counselors were expected to get students to major in math and science, then they were given administrative and clerical responsibilities, along with testing responsibilities, and responsibilities for dealing with social problems. In order to address the continuing problem of delimiting, and standardizing the role of the school counselor, the ASCA set forth a set of national standards in 1997, although it is still up to the individual
Educational, economic, social & psycho-emotional advantages &/or disadvantages of jobs for students.
Working while attending high school has negative effects on students' school performance, on their spending habits, and on their social life and... more
Working while attending high school has negative effects on students' school performance, on their spending habits, and on their social life and behavior. Students who devote too much time to work often do not have enough time to do homework, are too tired to pay attention in class, and may miss more school, resulting in low grades and even dropping out. The spending patterns of students who work show that they are not interested in saving for important goals or helping their families' economic situations. Instead they tend to increase their consumerism and spend most or all of their earnings on luxuries such as entertainment, cars, and clothing. Finally, students' jobs tend to limit their participation in normal socializing--in spending time with their families and friends--and expose them to pressures to behave in a more 'adult' way. This can include
Computers and the School Psychologist School psychologists primarily use computers to assist in the daily tasks required in the course of their... more
Computers and the School Psychologist School psychologists primarily use computers to assist in the daily tasks required in the course of their professional duties in the public schools. This paper focuses on the use of the microcomputer with students for the purposes of test administration, scoring and analysis; other uses of the computer by psychologists; ethical concerns, standards in practice; advantages and disadvantages of computer use in psychology; and trends for the future. By far, the most widespread use of the computer in school psychology is in testing. Testing, in this sense, is distinguished from assessment. Testing, also called psychometrics, gained wide acceptance early in this century (Tallent, 1987, p. 97). This great tradition in the field of
Examines role of self-image in learning success in social studies & science. Theories, motivation, networking, research, minority issues.
The purpose of this research is to examine how self-esteem is positively enhanced in a curriculum of social studies and/or science. The plan of the... more
The purpose of this research is to examine how self-esteem is positively enhanced in a curriculum of social studies and/or science. The plan of the research will be to set forth the general context in which such research has occurred since 1980, and then to discuss specific areas in which the research has taken place. Background Increased attention by social scientists and educational theorists to questions associated with self-concept and self-esteem has arisen from a desire to explore ways in which the educational experience can be enhanced on one hand and made more productive on the other. Accordingly, one decisive requirement is the determination of an appropriate definition of self-esteem. Such definitional work is undertaken by Allen and Stevens
Focuses on learning, training & development. Compares theories, techniques, principles.
BEHAVIORISTIC VERSUS HUMANISTIC APPROACHES TO TRAINING Introduction This paper will describe the variables which behaviorists and... more
BEHAVIORISTIC VERSUS HUMANISTIC APPROACHES TO TRAINING Introduction This paper will describe the variables which behaviorists and humanistic theorists have investigated within the field of training and development. The field of training and development has experienced a shift or emphasis from a behavioristic approach to a humanistic approach. This shift has not been to the exclusion of the other but a redefined of the variables of interest in research, instructional design, and theoretical activities. Wittrock and Lumsdaine (1977) and Laird and House (1984) have outlined some of the factors which have contributed to this shift and have defined the contributions of each of these orientations to the field of training psychology. These authors warn that the shift in emphasis has been misunderstood as a