ERIC Number: ED369567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Guiding Children's Social Development. Second Edition.
Kostelnik, Marjorie J.; And Others
Noting the importance of social competence for getting along in society, this book is designed as a text to help teachers of young children understand the nature of social development in young children and how to guide that development through the early childhood curriculum. The book contains a number of practical guidelines and strategies for addressing common social concerns, such as helping children develop and sustain friendships, and promoting children's self-awareness and self-esteem. The 16 chapters are presented in a specific sequence, with chapters that focus on relationship-building sills appearing prior to those that involve behavioral cueing skills. The chapters are: (1) Professional Involvement of Young Children; (2) Initiating Social Relationships in Infancy; (3) Building Positive Relationships through Nonverbal Communication; (4) Promoting Children's Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem through Verbal Communication; (5) Responding to Children's Emotions; (6) Enhancing Children's Play; (7) Fostering Self-Discipline in Children: Expressing Appropriate Expectations for Their Behavior; (8) Fostering Self-Discipline in Children: Implementing Consequences; (9) Handling Children's Aggressive Behavior; (10) Helping Children Cope with Stress; (11) Supporting Children's development in Sensitive Areas: Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Handicapping Conditions; (12) Influencing Children's Social Development via the Physical Environment; (13) Supporting Children's Friendships; (14) Promoting Prosocial Behavior; (15) Working with Parents; and (16) Making Judgments. Each chapter includes lists of objectives, specific skills, and pitfalls to avoid, as well as a summary, discussion questions, and field assignments. Six appendixes contain the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct; friendship terms, facts, and principles; helping terms, facts and principles; cooperating terms, facts, and principles; organizations that address child abuse; and personal safety terms, facts, and principles. (HTH)
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Abuse, Child Behavior, Child Development, Children, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Ethnicity, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Relationship, Prosocial Behavior, Self Concept, Self Control, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Social Cognition, Social Development, Social Experience, Stress Management, Verbal Communication
Delmar Publisher Inc., 3 Columbia Circle, Box 15-015, Albany, NY 12212 ($28.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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