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The teaching of academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic, have traditionally been schools' main process for properly preparing students for real life. The development of certain social skills has been given little emphasis. However, this development is very important to the academic instructional experience of the student as well as the total school success (Cartledge, 1978). Social skills may be defined as the ability to interact with others in a social setting in certain ways that are societally acceptable or valued and at the same time are personally beneficial, mutually beneficial or beneficial to others (Cartledge, 1978). Social skills have been seen as the bond between the individual and the environment, the tools used to begin and sustain the relationships that are a vital part of our psychological well-being (Schneider, Rubin & Ledingham, 1985). There has been increasing concern among clinicians and educators about the welfare of children lacking in the social skills.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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