ERIC Number: ED385349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Self-Esteem in Integrated Early Childhood Settings. AECA Resource Book Series, Volume 1, Number 3.
Tarrant, Sue; Konza, Deslea
The development of a positive self-concept and self-esteem can affect thinking, feeling, attitudes, and behavior, and determine what children are and their successes in later life. Noting the importance of development of self-concept and self-esteem in the early years, this booklet provides some background information and specific strategies to develop a positive self-concept in preschool children in inclusive settings. The booklet distinguishes between self-concept (the perceived reactions of others in social situations) and self-esteem (personal judgment about one's own worth). The booklet also provides a rationale for developing a positive awareness of self in an integrated setting and examines the role of the early childhood educator in this development. This role includes establishing a daily routine, maintaining realistic expectations, encouraging independence and control, accepting negative feelings, and providing an appropriate physical, social, and emotional environment. The remainder of the booklet presents activities to enhance self-esteem, including greetings on arrival, notice boards, lifelines, listening, and dramatic play. (Contains 20 references.) (AP)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Play, Positive Reinforcement, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Young Children
Australian Early Childhood Association, P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian; quantity discount, $5.65 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.