ERIC Number: EJ1217336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Behavior Problems in Child Care Classrooms: Insights from Child Care Teachers
Hoffman, Tracey K.; Kuvalanka, Katherine A.
Preventing School Failure, v63 n3 p259-268 2019
The present qualitative study examines the insights of child care teachers regarding behavior problems of young children in their classrooms. The number of children being suspended or expelled from child care programs has risen significantly over the last 10 years in the United States. Therefore, the purpose of the current investigation is to gain a clearer understanding of child care teachers' views on behavior problems to discover what they believe are some of the most common factors that contribute to behavior problems in their classrooms. Interviews for the study were conducted with nine child care teachers from five different child care programs. The findings suggest there is much work to be done to support teachers who are caring for young children in child care settings.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Influence, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers, Teacher Competencies, Family School Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio