ERIC Number: EJ915815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Circle Time: An Exploratory Study of Activities and Challenging Behavior in Head Start Classrooms
Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v38 n6 p439-448 Mar 2011
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine circle time activities in eight Head Start classrooms. A total of 7 h of observations occurred in eight classrooms. Songs and academic activities were the most frequently occurring activities. Challenging behavior during circle time also was examined. The three activities with the highest frequency of challenging behavior were roll call, discussion, and calendar routines. Limitations of the study along with implications for research and practice are presented.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Low Income, School Readiness, Early Intervention, Group Activities, Class Activities, Classroom Observation Techniques, Singing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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