ERIC Number: EJ732294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
From Positive Reinforcement to Positive Behaviors: An Everyday Guide for the Practitioner
Sigler, Ellen A.; Aamidor, Shirley
Early Childhood Education Journal, v32 n4 p249-253 Feb 2005
There are various opinions concerning the value of positive reinforcement when discussing modifying behaviors of young children. In some cases, individuals considered positive reinforcement difficult to implement and, in extreme cases, even felt it to be detrimental. Educators often use praise interchangeably with positive reinforcement when indeed an important distinction exists between the two. This paper discusses the differences between positive reinforcement and praise and demonstrates how to effectively apply positive reinforcement to help manage behavior of young children.
Descriptors: Young Children, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Early Childhood Education, Child Behavior, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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