Self-esteem

A Guide for Teachers

by David Miller, Teresa Moran

Do some of your pupils suffer from low or fragile self-esteem? Perhaps you want to help, but don't know how? If so, this book is for you. Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences.

This book includes:

-discussions on a range of issues surrounding self-esteem enhancement in school

-studies of recent work in this area

-links between self-esteem and the development of competence (fitting in with the Raising Attainment agenda)

-research evidence from real primary classrooms

-a clear articulation of strategies and techniques to use in classrooms

-a summary and analysis of the key theoretical and empirical work in the area

The book's clear practical focus will be of interest to all teachers and managers keen to enhance self-esteem in their schools. It will prove equally useful for teachers in training and more experienced teachers undertaking further study. This book will empower you to develop your practice with a clear sense of direction - and with increased confidence.

David Miller is Professor of Education at the University of Dundee.

Teresa Moran is the Associate Dean (Education and Professional Development) at the University of Dundee.


  • SAGE Publications; April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446265635
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Self-esteem
  • Author: David Miller; Teresa Moran
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

'Essential reading for all teachers in training and those wishing to ehance the self-esteem of children in a range of educational settings'
-Lindsey Conner, University of Canterbury, Christchurch


'An interesting book with a solid basis in current research, containing a wealth of practical advice'
-Sheona Goodall, Teacher Induction Manager, Fife Council