Early years practitioners' views on early personal, social and emotional development

Aubrey, C. and Ward, K. (2013) Early years practitioners' views on early personal, social and emotional development. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 18 (4). pp. 435-447. ISSN 13632752 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Current policy guidance stresses the need for early identification of obstacles to learning and appropriate intervention. New standards for learning (Early Years Foundation Stage) place personal, social and emotional development (PSED) as central to learning and development. This paper reports a survey and follow-up interviews with early years practitioners on early identification and intervention of young children with difficulties in PSED. As previous research with primary and secondary colleagues has shown, practitioners find low-level disturbance occurring most frequently. Although aggressive behaviour (hurting others, kicking, hitting and biting) is a concern, not attending or listening and immature social skills (lack of sharing and turn-taking, and inability to relate to other children) is a bigger challenge. Practitioners report a range of strategies for formally teaching relevant skills but point to the greater challenge of supporting recent immigrants where different cultural and social norms need to be understood. © 2013 SEBDA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: early years, personal, social and emotional development, practitioners' views, aggressiveness, article, bite, child, cultural factor, emotion, female, human, immigrant, learning, male, priority journal, psychosocial development, social adaptation, social aspect, teacher, teaching, violence
Subjects: C800 Psychology
X100 Training Teachers
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Childhood
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 13:02
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2528

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