ERIC Number: EJ536386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Addressing Issues of Peer Rejection in Child-Centered Classrooms.
Matthews, Mona W.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v24 n2 p93-7 Win 1996
Notes that children ignored or rebuffed by their peers may be denied access to learning opportunities involving peer interaction. Describes how the sociometric dynamics in one classroom affected three children. Suggests implementations to minimize negative impact of peer rejection including identifying sociometric patterns, and then utilizing cooperative learning, cross-age tutoring and class meetings to alter the social order. (AMC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Group Membership, Intergroup Relations, Intervention, Mixed Age Grouping, Peer Acceptance, Peer Teaching, Rejection (Psychology), Social Behavior, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Social Networks, Sociometric Techniques, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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