Early Child Soc Emo Final

Early Child Soc Emo Final - DevelopmentalPsychology Early...

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Developmental Psychology Early Childhood: USC Jane E. Roberts, Ph.D.
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Social Emotional Challenges in  Early Childhoo Self-Regulation Development of Friendships School Success Academic Social
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Starting Kindergarten About 10 percent of parents practice redshirting (delaying child’s entrance into kindergarten). Studies have not found benefits of delaying school entrance. Small advantage to being older diminishes with time. Readiness tests do not reliably predict which children will benefit from delay. Research does not support redshirting but does support the ready school movement .
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Transitioning to Kindergarten Today, kindergarten is more like 1 st grade a More time with worksheets and pre-reading Preschool-experienced children transition easier Factors easing transition: Prosocial child Cognitive maturity Supportive family background
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Influences on  School Achievement Self-efficacy beliefs and gender Parenting practices SES and social capital Educational system & school environment Social Promotion – promoting students who do not meet standards Computer and Internet use Culture
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ScienceDaily  2009http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090212125137.htm) All Work And No Play Makes For Troubling Trend In Early Education Parents and educators who favor traditional classroom-style learning over free, unstructured playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually be stunting a child’s development instead of enhancing it, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies childhood learning and literacy development. Anne Haas Dyson, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the U. of I. College of Education, says playtime for children is a “fundamental avenue” for learning , and attempts by parents and educators to create gifted children by bombarding them with information is well-intentioned but ultimately counterproductive. “That approach doesn’t appreciate the role of play and imagination in a child’s intellectual development,” Dyson said. “Play is where children discover ideas, experiences and concepts and think about them and their consequences. This is where literacy and learning really begins.” What Dyson calls the “banning of the imagination” in schools may be influenced by what some critics have called the “ Baby Genius Edutainment Complex ,” a cottage industry of mind-enrichment products developed specifically for infants and toddlers and marketed to anxious parents eager to give their children’s cognitive abilities an early boost. “I see this ‘Einstein in the crib’ trend as a societal reduction of children to the means for fulfilling parents’ desires for intellectual distinction,”
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