ERIC Number: EJ606975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Changes in the Social Skills and Behavior Problems of Homeless and Housed Children during the Preschool Year.
Koblinsky, Sally A.; Gordon, Amy L.; Anderson, Elaine A.
Early Education and Development, v11 n3 p321-38 May 2000
Comparing social competence and mental health of homeless and permanently housed Head Start preschoolers, parents and teachers identified more behavioral problems in homeless than housed children. After 6 months, mothers reported declines in homeless children's compliance. Teachers noted declines in their compliance and expressive skills. Homeless preschoolers had greater increases in behavior problems over 6 months than housed preschoolers. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Homeless People, Interpersonal Competence, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Health, Parents, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Problem Children, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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