An investigation into behavioural issues and behaviour management of children in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old)

Saint, Emma (2013) An investigation into behavioural issues and behaviour management of children in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old). BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The focus of this research is to outline some behaviour problems that children aged five to seven years may exhibit, in addition to exploring behaviour management from a governmental and theoretic perspective. Such research encompasses theoretical, governmental and psychological standpoints in the assessment of children‟s behaviour. The research approach for this dissertation includes the utilisation of secondary literature from journals, books, online databases and other online publications. The main findings of this dissertation include various definitions for low-level and challenging behaviour and a range of arguments regarding the purpose and causes of behaviours such as aggression and attention seeking. Social, cognitive and moral development is key in discussing the behaviour of young children as behaviour is usually seen in a social context. Differing approaches to psychology ascertain their own view on behaviour intervention, however, ecosystemic and behaviourism are prevalent in current pedagogical practices. Due to the commission of governmental reports, subsequent strategies for managing behaviour have emerged. This dissertation recommends unification in terms of defining and managing behaviour, although recognises some difficulty in the actuality of this recommendation due, to the subjective nature of children‟s behaviour.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 14:33
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32

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