ERIC Number: ED429728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
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Management Approaches Employed by Teachers To Deal with Children's Behaviour Problems in Nursery Classes.
This study investigated the management approaches employed by nursery teachers in Greece to deal with children's behavior problems. In particular, the extent, frequency of use, and effectiveness of behavioral, cognitive, and punitive approaches were investigated with regard to conduct, emotional, and developmentally related problems. Participating were 154 female teachers selected from nursery schools located in three distinct regions of Greece. The teachers completed the questionnaires in regard to a total of 280 children from a total pupil sample of 3,091. The findings showed that teachers appeared to mainly attend to and deal with conduct problems which cause greater disturbance in the classroom. However, emotional and developmentally related problems were also addressed, revealing teachers' concern about their pupils' well-being and development. Teachers seemed to use mainly positive ways in dealing with the children's behavior problems, but they did deliver punishment as well. Finally, the study indicated that teachers appeared to be rather effect oriented, employing a variety of techniques of different theoretical orientation which have been perceived to be effective. (Nine tables detail findings, and the questionnaire is appended. Contains 69 references. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on Quality in Early Childhood Education (8th, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 2-5, 1998).