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ERIC Number: EJ1142033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Formations of Attachment Relationships towards Teachers Lead to Conclusions for Public Child Care
Beckh, Kathrin; Becker-Stoll, Fabienne
International Journal of Developmental Science, v10 n3-4 p103-110 2016
The aim of this article is to demonstrate how relational experiences with parents and preschool teachers provide children with a feeling of security that facilitates the development of competence in different domains. We first focus on the mechanisms regarding how secure attachments to parents serve as an important foundation for later development. We then provide a short review of the literature on teacher-child relationships, including results of our own research, which emphasizes the unique role relationship experiences with teachers play in shaping children's development. Teachers' sensitivity seems to be of particular importance in helping children with less favorable caregiving experiences at home to become engaged in corrective relational experiences, and there is evidence that interventions aimed at increasing teachers' sensitivity can be successful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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