ERIC Number: ED283625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Children's Social Development: Information for Teachers and Parents.
Asher, Steven R.; And Others
This compilation of information for teachers and parents translates important aspects of research regarding children's social development and peer relationships into strategies that can be used by parents and teachers to understand and help children who need to develop more effective ways to deal with peers. The publication includes three topical papers, an annotated bibliography of information for parents, and an ERIC computer search reprint on the topic of children's social development. The first paper, "Helping Children without Friends in Home and School Contexts" (Steven Asher and Gladys Williams), discusses the problems of children without friends and suggests ways teachers and parents can help these children develop better peer relationships. "Children's Peer Relationships" (Christine Burton) indicates the importance of peer relationships, discusses some reasons why children have problems with their peers, and suggests ways children can be helped to overcome these problems. "The Development of Social Competence" (Sherri Oden) describes the importance of infants' and children's interaction with others as it relates to the developmental stages of children's social competence. The annotated bibliography contains citations to journal articles of special interest to parents and a list of newsletters and magazines which frequently include information on children's social development. The last section is a reprint of a computer search of the ERIC database divided into portions dealing with preschool and elementary school age children. (BN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Children, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Peer Relationship, Preschool Education, Social Cognition, Social Development, Teacher Influence
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (Catalog No. 202, $8.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.