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Hatch, J. Amos – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Describes ways of observing and interpreting children's peer social behavior based on the impression management perspective, which focuses on the social construction of a child's individual self-concept. Suggests that teachers and caregivers can use impression management strategies to observe and promote prosocial development in young children.…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Behavior, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques
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Collins, Tyresha Watts; Hatch, J. Amos – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
To support and guide young children's social and emotional growth, teachers can (1) model social behavior; (2) establish environments that encourage positive social exchange; (3) encourage children to become aware of the consequences of their behavior; (4) help children produce acceptable behavior; and (5) encourage children's development of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development
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Phillips, Marian B.; Hatch, J. Amos – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes reorganization of an early childhood education program for teachers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Lists changes in program elements, highlights program goals, describes key conceptual features, and includes student comments as evidence of program effectiveness. Notes that program focus is developing the students' capacity…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Program Improvement