ERIC Number: ED382384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Early Violence Prevention: Tools for Teachers of Young Children.
Slaby, Ronald G.; And Others
Based on the latest knowledge about early violence prevention and effective teaching strategies, this book describes practical ways for early childhood educators to handle children's aggression and shows how to help children become assertive, nonviolent problem solvers. The book's repertoire of proven approaches includes teaching children how to stand up to aggressors in nonviolent but effective ways, controlling the effects of media violence, teaching social problem-solving skills, and enhancing perspective taking and empathy. The book presents a strong case for dealing quickly and firmly with any incidents of violent behavior and for systematically helping children change aggressive behavior patterns. The 14 chapters of the book are: (1) "Applying What Works"; (2) "Addressing Violence in Real Life"; (3) "Designing the Physical and Programmatic Environment"; (4) "Selecting Materials"; (5) "Structuring Cooperative Activities"; (6) "Responding in Effective Ways"; (7) "Helping Children with Aggressive Behavior Patterns"; (8) "Fostering Social Problem-Solving Skills"; (9) "Encouraging Voluntary Sharing"; (10) "Teaching Assertiveness Skills"; (11) "Enhancing Perspective Taking and Empathy"; (12) "Providing Role Models"; (13) "Controlling Media Affects"; and (14) "Getting Started." Approximately 264 references are included. Also included is a list of additional resources in the areas of curriculum and activities; books and materials for adults; reports and surveys; organizations and community resources; and books and materials for children. (HTH)
Descriptors: Aggression, Assertiveness, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Instructional Materials, Mass Media Effects, Peer Relationship, Problem Solving, Teacher Response, Teacher Student Relationship, Violence, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (NAEYC Catalog #325).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.