ERIC Number: ED422103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Quality Child Care: A Boys Town Perspective.
Dowd, Tom, Ed.; Herron, Ron, Ed.; Hyland, Terry, Ed.; Sterba, Michael, Ed.
For more than 80 years, Boys Town's mission has been to change the way America cares for its at-risk children. This collection of articles describes how Boys Town carries out its mission via the Boys Town Teaching Model. The essence of the Boys Town teaching model is two-fold: building relationships with children and teaching skills to youth. To describe how these components originated and developed, the first article, "Developmental History of the Boys Town Teaching Model," presents the history and growth of the Model, and introduces humane ways to building and strengthening relationships with children. These methods are then detailed in the second article, "The Vital Signs of Relationships for Caregivers." The three articles following explain the methods caregivers use in teaching skills to youth: "Quality Teaching" focuses on correcting inappropriate behavior and providing children with positive alternatives; "Why Do Kids Misbehave?" discusses the causes of inappropriate behavior in children; and "Crisis Teaching" explains a process for dealing with more serious misbehavior by teaching children how to maintain self-control in situations where they would otherwise become angry or upset. The book's final article, "Reducing Aggression in Children," addresses this pervasive problem in our society and provides practical strategies that can help young people control their aggressive behavior. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Caregiver Role, Child Behavior, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Preschool Education, Problem Children, Teaching Models, Youth Programs
Boys Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010; phone: 800-282-6657 ($17.99).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.