ERIC Number: ED110166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Social Development in Young Children: A Report for Teachers.
Shelton, Wendy Conklin; And Others
This report provides preschool and early elementary schoolteachers with a summary of current research and theories on the social development of young children, relating the findings of psychological studies to classroom practice in the areas of cooperative behavior, moral development, achievement motivation, and the dynamics of peer interaction. Based on the idea that psychological research often provides a basis for the procedures that teachers use in the classroom, this report is designed to relate research findings to the practical issues teachers face in the classroom. For each topic, 3 types of information are presented: (1) Narrative discussions of psychological research in which the research findings presented are illustrated with specific examples; (2) a digest of recommendations which chart specific classroom teaching techniques with a rationale based on pertinent research findings; and (3) a reference section to assist further study. (GO)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Theories, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Literature Reviews, Moral Development, Motivation, Peer Relationship, Psychological Studies, Research Utilization, Social Behavior, Social Development, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: For related document, see PS 007 941