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Promoting Positive Behavior : Guidance Strategies for Early Childhood Settings - 05 edition

Promoting Positive Behavior : Guidance Strategies for Early Childhood Settings (ISBN10: 0131408097; ISBN13: 9780131408098)
ISBN13: 978-0131408098
ISBN10: 0131408097

Summary: For courses in Guidance and Management of Young Children.

Written in an informal, accessible style, this practical text equips future teaching professionals to effectively support emotional well-being, reduce problem behavior, and enhance social competence in toddlers, pre-schoolers, and primary-grade children. Based on the ECE-CARES Project, housed at the University of Colorado at Denver, text-advocated strategies are focused on five fundamental construct moreions: caring and cooperative early childhood settings, assertiveness through self-esteem and mastery, relationship skills, emotional regulation and reactivity, and self-control. The authors make use of numerous real-life examples to show how these strategies result in high rates of prosocial skills, positive peer interactions, and use of peaceful conflict resolution techniques.


  • Engaging personalized vignettes from real early childhood environments--At the beginning of each chapter.
    • Introduce actual situations and challenges involved in guiding young children--allow students to benefit from the knowledge and experience of hundreds of professionals.
  • Ideas for involving all members of the family in a child's education--Included in every chapter.
    • Encourage professionals to view children's development within a social context--lay a foundation for working appropriately with children and families from all backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Learning in Action small-group activities and field assignments--Included in each chapter.
    • Offer opportunities for students to observe, practice, and apply text concepts in a variety of settings--can be used independently or under instructor direction.
  • A list of related children's books--At the end of each chapter.
    • Enumerates picture books, prose volumes, and works of poetry that demonstrate chapter concepts--creates a virtual library for prospective and practicing teachers to use.
  • Strong chapter pedagogy--Key terms/concepts list and suggested reading and resources sections.
    • Organizes chapter material for optimal understanding--provides avenues for additional personal study, ideas for research papers/projects, and topics for in-class discussions. less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 05/28/2004
International: No

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