Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The effects of direct instruction in the area of social skill development were investigated. Students in three classes (a total of 50 students) were rated on a checklist of appropriate kindergarten social skills by their teacher. Two classes (29 students) were then instructed in social skill development while one class was given no specific instruction. When social skills were compared at the end of the eight week instructional time, both the experimental and control groups had improved, with boys improving at a greater rate than girls overall.
Van Den Top, Cindy, "Effects of Social Skills Training on Kindergarten Students" (1997). Master of Education Program Theses. 20.