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ERIC Number: EJ538100
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0044-0728
Teachers' Interactions with Children: Why Are They So Important? Research in Review.
Kontos, Susan; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda
Young Children, v52 n2 p4-12 Jan 1997
Reviews research demonstrating a positive relationship between children's quality interactions with teachers and their enhanced cognitive, socio-emotional, and language development. Discusses most frequently studied aspects of teacher behavior including roles, sensitivity/detachment, involvement and teacher talk. Describes influences on interactions including child characteristics, training, ratio, group size and curriculum. Summarizes implications for teachers, and lists recommended adult-child ratios. (AMC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Child Care Needs; Relationship Enhancement; Relationship Quality