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ERIC Number: ED474922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Others Meet the Challenge: A Facilitator's Guide.
Dunster, Lee
This facilitator's guide was developed to assist trainers in delivering early childhood teacher workshops on strategies for addressing challenging child behaviors in early care and education settings in Canada. Introductory remarks delineate principles of adult education and principles of participation, suggest ways to promote the workshops, and provide questions for facilitator self-evaluation. The guide is then organized into three sessions, each designed to be delivered in 2.5 to 3 hours through several possible workshop formats. Session 1, "Understanding Children's Behaviour," focuses on what children may gain from challenging behavior, the adult's role in assessment, and the effects of challenging behavior on other children and the provider. Session 2, "Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviour," identifies strategies that prevent or minimize difficult behaviors, offers suggestions for recognizing early warning signs, examines approaches to challenging behaviors, and highlights observation as a way to gain more information. Session 3, "Managing Challenging Behaviour," focuses on appropriate behavior management strategies. The session includes a plan of action for coping with challenging behaviors, and discusses partnerships with parents, coping with challenging behaviors, and self-reflection related to such behavior. Included in each session are learning objectives, and a review of information presented in the early childhood teachers' guide, "Meeting the Challenge." Also included are information to post on overheads or similar formats, activities to encourage links to personal experience and daily practice, key messages, and suggested follow-up activities. The guide's resources section recommends additional sources of information for facilitators and participants. Three appendices include a sample participant evaluation form, scenarios related to child behavior for group discussion purposes, and photocopy-ready overheads. (KB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Child Care Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada