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A Guide for Teachers

April 2012 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Do some of your pupils suffer from low or fragile self-esteem? Perhaps you want to help, but don't know how? If so, this book is for you. Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences.

This book includes:

-discussions on a range of issues surrounding self-esteem enhancement in school

-studies of recent work in this area

-links between self-esteem and the development of competence (fitting in with the Raising Attainment agenda)

-research evidence from real primary classrooms

-a clear articulation of strategies and techniques to use in classrooms

-a summary and analysis of the key theoretical and empirical work in the area

The book's clear practical focus will be of interest to all teachers and managers keen to enhance self-esteem in their schools. It will prove equally useful for teachers in training and more experienced teachers undertaking further study. This book will empower you to develop your practice with a clear sense of direction - and with increased confidence.

David Miller is Professor of Education at the University of Dundee.

Teresa Moran is the Associate Dean (Education and Professional Development) at the University of Dundee.

What This Book Is about
An Overview of Self-Esteem Theory
Towards a Consensus: A Two-Dimensional Model of Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem and Schools
Developing Competence: Some Classroom Techniques
Developing Self-Competence: Creating Positive Mindsets
Affirming Intrinsic Worth as an Individual
The Role of Conduct: Living According to Good Principles

'Essential reading for all teachers in training and those wishing to ehance the self-esteem of children in a range of educational settings'-Lindsey Conner, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

'An interesting book with a solid basis in current research, containing a wealth of practical advice'
-Sheona Goodall, Teacher Induction Manager, Fife Council

From the outset, the book deals with the complexity of the concept of self-esteem and the range of theories that surround it in an informative and engaging way. Overall, I found this an enjoyable and informative read and would recommend it to teachers and student teachers.  

George Head
Scottish Educational Review

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