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ERIC Number: EJ860390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Crossing the Glass Wall: Using Preschool Educators' Knowledge to Enhance Parental Understanding of Children's Self-Regulation and Emotion Regulation
Boyer, Wanda
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n3 p175-182 Dec 2009
This phenomenological research investigated what fifteen preschool educators have come to know about children's self-regulation and emotion regulation development, and how we can better enable them to communicate with parents about their children's development. The data sources included over 100 pages of transcripts, field notes and journal entries for three focus groups. Using these multiple data sources, the researcher applied the seven steps of the phenomenological analysis (Moustakas in "Phenomenological research methods." Sage, Thousand Oaks, 1994) to derive a composite structural description of children's self-regulation and emotion regulation development. This research study found a consistent conceptual view of self-regulation and emotion regulation across these preschool educators. The implications from these findings provide educators with knowledge about self-regulation and emotion regulation to facilitate communicating with parents about realistic expectations and goals for children's self-regulation and emotion regulation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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