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ERIC Number: ED534363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Challenging Behaviors and the Role of Preschool Education. Preschool Policy Brief. Issue 16
McCabe, Lisa A.; Frede, Ellen C.
National Institute for Early Education Research
Some research suggests a rise in challenging behaviors among children in early care and education. Among the findings are a high rate of removal from preschool classrooms for behavior problems, a possible link between early non-maternal care and aggressive behaviors in preschool, and concerns from teachers that too many children arrive at school without the social skills required to learn. This begs the question of the role preschool education plays in regard to problem behaviors--whether under certain circumstances it is a contributing factor or whether it can in fact provide positive experiences that lead to a reduction of challenging behaviors. This policy brief reviews the research in order to answer these questions and makes recommendations that can lead to better behavioral outcomes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Early Education Research