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ERIC Number: EJ1065239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
Child Care Teachers' Perspectives on Including Children with Challenging Behavior in Child Care Settings
Quesenberry, Amanda C.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Hamann, Kira
Infants and Young Children, v27 n3 p241-258 Jul-Sep 2014
In this study, 9 teachers from 5 child care centers were interviewed to examine their perceptions on including children with challenging behavior in their classrooms. The findings provide a firsthand view into how child care teachers support children's social and emotional development and address challenging behavior. Results confirm previous research that suggests that challenging behavior is a significant issue for teachers in child care programs. Participating teachers discussed numerous strategies that they used to address challenging behavior; however, few strategies were implemented in an intentional and/or individualized manner. These findings highlight the need for increased professional development for child care teachers to support young children's social and emotional development and effectively prevent and address children's challenging behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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