ERIC Number: ED039917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Anger in Children: Causes, Characteristics, and Considerations.
The author of this booklet discusses reasons for anger and ways of coping with it. When anger erupts in a classroom, it may be the result of cultural conditions that produce frustration and tension or adult-caused frustrations that could be avoided, such as rigid rules or lack of respect for the child. In discussing the characteristics of anger, the author stresses that anger may not be consciously recognized by the sufferer and that anger is cumulative and may suddenly "explode." The degrees of anger are discussed, and descriptions of anger's physiological effects are given. Guidelines are given for teachers and schools to follow in working with troubled children. Included are case descriptions of two children who were severe classroom problems. The point of view emphasized is that the origins of a child's anger must be understood intellectually to effectively plan strategy needed to help the child. A flexible approach to treatment, involving the child on both the cognitive and emotional level, is urged. A nonjudgmental, patient, and humanitarian approach is stressed in handling anger in children. (DR)
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Environment, Cultural Influences, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Development, Physiology, Psychological Patterns, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.