Student-Initiated Adult-Role Experience: Its Impact on Classroom Climate and Personal Growth

  • Dong Yul Lee
  • Peter Challen

Abstract

The effects of adolescents' active learning of adult-roles on classroom climate and self-esteem were examined. Tliree classes in a secondary school were randomly assigned to experimental, attention-control, and no-treatment control conditions. The experimental class actively participated in the adult-role experience of teaching third-grade children at a nearby elementary school. The attention-control class held conversation sessions for the same length of time as the experimental class. Results indicated a more positive perception of the classroom environment and an increased sense of self-esteem among the experimental class. The results are discussed in rela- tion to the importance of active rather than passive participation in adult-role experiences.

Published
2012-04-01
How to Cite
Lee, D. Y., & Challen, P. (2012). Student-Initiated Adult-Role Experience: Its Impact on Classroom Climate and Personal Growth. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 16(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60446
Section
Articles/ Articles