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ERIC Number: ED200334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
The Teacher's Role in Understanding Aggression and Dealing with it Effectively in the Preschool Environment.
Gray, Dianne Elaine
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of the preschool teacher in dealing effectively with aggression in the classroom setting. First, assertiveness, aggression and hostility are differentiated and theories of aggression are reviewed. Subsequently, social, home, family, and temperamental factors influencing aggressive behavior of preschool children are discussed. In the final chapter preventive and interventive approaches to dealing with aggression in the classroom are suggested. Preventive measures suggested include the control of space and room arrangement, the control of time, and the reinforcement of altruistic and appropriate behaviors. Intervention approaches advocated include emotional release through physical activities, the controlled use of sound to direct emotional states, and dramatic play. In conclusion, four steps of teacher intervention for leading non-playing aggressive children toward participation in cooperative social play are described. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A