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ERIC Number: ED307053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Prosocial Behavior To Nurture Caring in Head Start Teachers and Children.
Irving, Virginia
A Head Start education coordinator who supervised personnel associated with nine child care centers implemented a practicum intervention designed to provide a program of cognitive and affective learning experiences that would help teachers and parents nurture prosocial behaviors in preschool children. A total of 23 teachers and teacher aides, 222 children of 4 years of age, and 8 parent volunteers participated in the intervention. Teachers and parents read books with prosocial content to the children. Children and teachers viewed 15 pretaped segments of the "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" television programs. Seminars on social learning theory for parents and teachers were conducted, and teachers and teacher aides participated in a workshop on role-playing. Practicum evaluation data indicated that teachers and teacher aides had increased in awareness of social behaviors and were using role-playing techniques with increased effectiveness. By the end of the intervention, participating children exhibited increased frequencies of helping, sharing, caring, and donating behaviors. Appended materials are related to behavioral observations and records of change, seminar agendas, parent participation, and reading materials for children. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A