ERIC Number: ED319529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Social Play in Toddlers: Teacher Intrusions.
Putnam, Sarah E.; Self, Patricia A.
The effects of child gender and teacher experience on the intrusions of teachers into young children's play were studied. A classroom of 15 children (mean age 34 months), which was supervised by a lead teacher, graduate assistants, and undergraduate student teachers, was observed. Teacher intrusions into the children's play were coded as requests, distractions, commands, or corrections. Results indicated that verbal requests, distractions, commands, and corrections from teachers were more frequently directed at males than at females. Experienced teachers provided more commands and corrections than did less experienced teachers. (Author/PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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