Perceptions of Preservice Early Educators: How Adults Support Preschoolers' Social Development

Feb. 10, 2011

Source: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 32, Issue 1, p. 26-38. (2011)

Studies show that for preschool-age children, social skills can be a predictor of future societal success and school achievement.
Therefore, it is essential that young children develop appropriate social behaviors.

The current study looks at the perceptions of preservice early educators in regards to their understanding of preschoolers' social and antisocial behaviors.
This study examines early educators' assumptions about what appropriate adult interventions might be.
The research also investigates their beliefs about the role they, as early educators, play in supporting young children's social development.

Updated: Mar. 12, 2012