Young children's social behaviour: a Singapore perspective

Carter, Margaret Anne (2015) Young children's social behaviour: a Singapore perspective. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40 (2). pp. 30-38.

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This article reports research from a descriptive study, identifying parents' and teachers' views of young children's social behaviour. This study was conducted in Singapore with 26 respondents, 13 early year's teachers and 13 parents, five from an international school and 21 from a Catholic school. Using qualitative thematic analysis, the researcher revealed three key themes influencing the development of young children's social behaviour: differences across generations, quality of relationships and mechanisms of socialisation. The intention of this study was not to compare the settings but to record the perceptions of respondents as they reflected on factors influencing young children's social behaviour in Singapore. Implications of the findings are discussed with future research identified. Findings will inform a larger study examining the implementation of social learning curriculums across three early years' schools in Singapore.

Item ID: 39824
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-9391
Keywords: early childhood, Singapore, prosocial behaviours, social learning, young children
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 01:35
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori) @ 60%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) @ 100%
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