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ERIC Number: EJ764162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
An Evaluation of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies Curriculum at Key Stage 1
Curtis, Cheryl; Norgate, Roger
Educational Psychology in Practice, v23 n1 p33-44 Mar 2007
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a curriculum designed to promote social and emotional thinking in primary aged pupils. Research in the US has indicated that where used there has been an increase in emotional understanding and a decrease in behavioural difficulties. This study relates to 287 children (114 from intervention schools and 173 controls). Pre- and post-assessment using the strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) indicated a significant improvement on all five dimensions for the intervention group but not the control. Teacher interviews also indicated that they perceived the programme to have helped children acquire a better understanding of emotions and to have fostered better empathy and self-control skills. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom