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ERIC Number: ED488770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-4129-0259-2
Social Skills in the Early Years: Supporting Social and Behavioural Learning
Mathieson, Kathy
Paul Chapman Publishing
The purpose of this book is to provide information and guidance about providing for children's social and behavioural learning. The book can be used in a variety of ways depending on the situation and previous experience of the reader. It is arranged in six chapters with a related training session at the end of each chapter. The intended audience for the book includes adults working in day nurseries, schools, pre-schools, nursery classes and toddler groups. The terminology used is a deliberate attempt to be inclusive therefore, any adult working with children is referred to as a "practitioner" and "setting" is used to include all of these situations. There is no reference to particular age ranges of children because the principles described can be applied universally. The difference will be in the balance of support provided by the adults. This will be guided by the adults, knowledge of the age, stage and abilities of each individual child. The book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Working in Educare (Training Session 1); (2) Helping Young Children Learn (Training Session 2); (3) Dealing with Conflict (Training Session 3); (4) Grown-Ups Make a Difference! (Training Session 4); (5) Teaching and Learning about Behaviour (Training Session 5); and (6) A Framework for Developing Effective Strategies (Training Session 6). A section with suggested further reading and an index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A