Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood

Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood

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This book examines the nature of conflict among 2- to 8-year-olds from a research-based, constructivist/ecological perspective. The author thoroughly discusses children's conflicts, emphasizing that peer and community culture make up the foundation for preventing and resolving conflict, and advocates teaching conflict resolution skills via a qthree-layer-cakeq of understanding, management, and resolution. Integrating themes of caring, building classroom community, connecting curriculum, involving family and community, and responding to the current educational climate. Coverage presents ways to create a caring classroom - both in physical environment and curriculum, to work with other adults in a child's life, and to implement peer mediation. Throughout, the material stresses the need to understand all children in light of applicable theory and current qbest practiceq in culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms. For current and prospective teachers, guidance counselors, and daycare providers.Dream Catcher Corner: In a quiet corner of the room, children may sit and spend time sharing their thoughts with a dream ... Conflict Escalator: This image is aquot;a technique used to diagram 226 Part III Helping Children Understand, Manage, andanbsp;...

Title:Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood
Author:Edyth J. Wheeler
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2004


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