ERIC Number: EJ829688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Kids Really "Are" Different These Days
Coyl, Diana D.
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n6 p404-407 Feb 2009
Upper elementary children today, while retaining many of the characteristics ascribed to them generations ago by theorists such as Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg, are different. Developmental characteristics across multiple domains remain relatively predictable for the upper elementary years, but they also reflect changes in society and school expectations. Culture, personal experiences, and relationships affect children's development as children's development affects their personal relationships and experiences. Increasingly, peers play a role in shaping social and emotional development, as well as children's academic and physical self-concepts although adults continue to serve as important sources of information, support and positive role models.
Descriptors: Role Models, Children, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Developmental Stages, Social Influences, Social Change, Expectation, Cultural Influences, Experience, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship, Social Development, Self Concept, Child Development, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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