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ERIC Number: EJ793724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
A Study of the Interrelationship between the Behaviour and Social Status of a Class of Year 2 Pupils
Slade, Melanie
Support for Learning, v23 n2 p63-70 May 2008
The influence of social status on child development has been the subject of research for several decades, with children who are not accepted by their peers being shown to be at risk of a range of difficulties both at the time and in later life. Strong links have also been established between behaviour and social status. A small-scale action research project considered the social structure of a Year 2 class and used data gathered through sociometric interviews and observations to identify some factors which may have influenced the social status of individuals within that group. From this data, three children considered at risk of peer rejection or isolation were identified and an intervention programme was implemented. At the end of the year sociometric interviews and observations were repeated and it was found that one child's social behaviours and status among his peers had increased significantly over the course of the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom