ERIC Number: ED082817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Who Am I? The Development of Self-Concept.
Kiester, Dorothy J.
The first stage of self-concept development concerns the parents' treatment of the child. Parents are advised to be accepting and supportive of children, particularly toddlers. Punishment and repression of toddlers' curiosity has deleterious effects on their emotional development. The second critical variable in establishing a sense of self concerns the child's perceptions of society's evaluation of his family. Teachers are advised to reflect positive values and attitudes towards children's parents, even if they hold different personal standards. Teachers must be aware of the emotional significance of initial parent-child separations. The third stage in the development of self-concept is the child's accumulation of positive and negative experiences. Conditions in which interpersonal and academic success are facilitated must be established. (DP)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Development, Emotional Problems, Environmental Influences, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept, Teacher Behavior
Learning Institute of North Carolina, Durham, N.C. 27701 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Institute of Government.