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ERIC Number: EJ937493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
A Qualitative Study of Caregivers' and Teachers' Perceptions of Behavior Problems in Head Start Children
Smith, Joshua S.; Quinn, Kevin P.
NHSA Dialog, v7 n1 p97-116 2004
Research shows that established emotional and behavioral problems predict chronic and pervasive troubles across the life span. Attempts to ameliorate children's emotional and behavioral problems have resulted in limited success. The failure to systematically elicit and include caregiver and teacher perspectives in effective interventions is related to persistent behavior problems. Research demonstrates that caregivers and teachers view children's emotional and behavioral issues differently. This study examined caregivers' and teachers' perceptions of Head Start children exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems. Specifically, the researchers examined the perceptions of the causes, severity, solutions, and communication patterns within and among 5 caregiver/teacher dyads. The results of the study show that although there was active communication, differences in perceptions emerged. Implications for current practice and future research on communication are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A