ERIC Number: ED211176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Teacher Behavior on Preschool Children: A Review of Research.
Through a selective review of the research literature this paper explores the relationship between teacher behaviors and children's behaviors. Both direct and indirect teacher effects on children's behaviors are reviewed. First, studies of verbal behavior, instructional role, management techniques, classroom structure and teacher behavior, participatory teacher role, and adult effects on antisocial behavior as well as comprehensive studies of teacher behavior are reviewed in the section focusing on direct teacher effects. Studies of indirect teacher effects related to classroom organization and space, initiation of contacts with children, activity settings and scheduling, access to materials and toys, and closed versus open structure settings are reviewed in the second section. The concluding section of the paper indicates in summary form the types of teacher behaviors which appear to be associated with specific child outcomes. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Environmental Influences, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Verbal Communication
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-4897 (Catalog No. 194, $3.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Note: ED 168 722 is an early version of this paper.