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Aggressive child and his acceptance in kindergarten

Tjaša Turšič (2011) Aggressive child and his acceptance in kindergarten. Diploma thesis.

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    The key content of this undergraduate thesis is the social integration and acceptance of an aggressive child in kindergarten. In the theoretical part I present the social development of a preschool child, focus on the main forms of social behaviour during early childhood such as imitation, stubbornness, social conflicts, arguments, forming of social groups and friendship among peers. Children start to make first friends during the time of early childhood and this consequently defines the child's feelings either of being popular or unpopular in a certain group. Authors (for example Shapiro 1999; Papalia Wendoks Olds Duskin, Feldman, 2003; Warden in Christie, 2001; Zupančič in Kavčič, 2007) have written that egocentric, aggressive and disruptive children are considered unpopular among peers. The second theme of the theoretical part is aggression, different definitions of aggression, causes for aggression and the features of aggressive behaviour in the period of the preschool development. The majority of authors believe (for example Lamovec, 1978; Žužul, 1989) that aggression is behaviour with the intent to cause harm to another human, organisms or objects. Children that are considered aggressive usually have bad self-image, problems in adaption, low level of tolerance, problems with social integration and show destructive behaviour. Considering all these traits their asocial behaviour is disruptive for their peers as well as for adults (Greene, 1999; Redl in Winemann, 1984; Mikuš Kos, 1991). The empirical part, consist of the case study presentation, where I explore which behavioural features expresses in aggressive child in the kindergarten and how is he accepted by his peers and workers- educators. All this was done throught ethnographic case study where I actively observed and interacted with a specific aggressive child and conducted two interviews with his educators.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: aggression, preschool child, social acceptance, educator – child care worker, kindergarten, case study
    Number of Pages: 118
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Alenka KoboltMentor
    asist. dr. Tomaž VecComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=8910665)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 234
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 12:22
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 14:21
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/234

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