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ERIC Number: ED093444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 16
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Behavior Profiles of Experienced Teachers of Infants.
Honig, A. S.; Lally, J. R.
This study investigates characteristics of experienced teachers of infants in terms of the kinds of adult-child interactions that occur. Two measurement instruments were developed so that teacher-infant relationships could be studied objectively. Assessing the Behavior of Caregivers (ABC) I and II are checklists for use with infants (0-18 months) and toddlers (18-36 months). Observers recorded adult-child interactions in terms of the behaviorally defined categories of the ABC instruments during various aspects of infant day care programs. Subjects were two teachers (each with 4 years experience) who worked with infants, and 2 teachers (each with 7 years experience) who worked with toddlers. Both forms of the checklist were found to be effective in monitoring infant day care programs. The kinds and frequencies of behaviors emitted by the teachers reflected well the social-emotional and cognitive goals of a developmental day care program for younger and older infants. Copies of ABC I and II are appended to the document. (DP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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