ERIC Number: ED226845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Design and Implementation of Forty Manipulative Tasks to Develop Cooperation in a Kindergarten Class at Palmer School.
Schmitz, Dolores J.
Described in this report are the design and implementation of manipulative tasks developed to decrease the number of aggressive acts among kindergarten children during play time. A total of 17 kindergarten boys and girls randomly selected from three kindergarten classes were observed once a week over a period of 6 weeks by two observers recording aggressive acts as they were committed by the children. Subjects were then assigned to daily treatment sessions of 5 to 15 minutes for a period of 2 weeks. During treatment sessions children were asked to complete several tasks, each requiring two children to work together toward task completion. Data obtained from posttreatment observations and from the subjects' teachers indicated a decrease in the number of children being aggressive, a decrease in the maximum number of aggressive acts per child, and an increase in the number of children taking no aggressive actions. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's field project/research report, National College of Education, 1982.