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ERIC Number: ED459908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-31
Pages: 15
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Social Development of the Young Child: Why Can't Johnny Share?
Bingham, B. Yvonne
There is growing concern that early childhood educators are not giving adequate attention to promoting their students' social development. This paper discusses the social developmental needs of young children, the importance of early intervention, and possible ways that early childhood educators can nurture healthy social skills through the school environment. The paper identifies childhood risk factors for social difficulties, including exposure to media violence and sex, negative role models, and fluctuating family environments. In addition, the paper discusses studies providing evidence that early identification, intervention, and prevention, along with caring environments and social skills training, have a positive effect on young children's social development. Specific curricula to promote social development are examined, including the High/Scope and traditional child-centered approach and the promotion of caring classroom communities. (Contains 23 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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