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Tracing the Professional Development of Teachers as they Foster Student's Social Competence

Author(s) Sigrun Adalbjarnardottir  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 1999  
Editor Alistair Ross, Young Citizens in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Keywords/Abstract
Hardly a day passes that we are not reminded of the challenges for human beings to respect each other's attitudes and feelings, and to solve socio-moral conflicts. We experience this challenge at various levels of human interaction. On the macro level, for instance, we see the lack of consensus on political issues. In extreme situations this can lead to wars between nations, ethnic groups, and religious populations as has recently been the case in the former Yugoslavia. On the micro level we experience interpersonal conflicts among colleagues, in friendships, within families, and in peer relationships. Some we manage to resolve, others we deal with less well. This contribution to the theme of this conference (Social, political, and economic learning and understanding within the European context) describes my three-step research project in schools “Students' Socio-moral and Interpersonal Development”, which I have been running for the past 15 years (Adalbjarnardottir, 1999

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