ERIC Number: ED321884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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Improving Social Behavior Skills of Pre-Kindergarten Children.
Fuller, Jane A.
A prekindergarten teacher working in a private elementary day school developed and implemented a prosocial behavior program designed to improve the social behavior of prekindergarten students. The program focused on decreasing the incidence of 10 behaviors: (1) pouting; (2) hitting; (3) yelling indoors; (4) interrupting; (5) whining; (6) ignoring others; (7) tattling; (8) teasing; (9) destructive behavior; and (10) poor table manners. A target group of 15 students was chosen. To change the children's behavior, the teacher implemented a 10-week program involving modeling, coaching, and spontaneous encouragement of prosocial behavior. Evaluation data revealed that students in the target group adjusted antisocial behaviors in all categories as measured with a checklist. The intervention successfully decreased seven inappropriate behaviors by more than 50 percent. Three behaviors--poor table manners, ignoring others, and yelling indoors--were decreased by less than 50 percent. Measures and materials are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.