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Conflicts and togetherness in child daycare centres

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Abstract: When children play together, they experience the same social issues as adults. During play they learn the social skills and rules that form the basis of our society, for example, learning to share, caring for each other and showing respect for the uniqueness of every human being. Carers in childcare centres can help young children develop their democratic values and skills. This article focuses firstly on studies of peer relations and how young children learn and construct rules in peer conflicts. Secondly, it explores how teachers can foster and co-construct positive relationships and a feeling of group cohesion with young children and how they may intervene in children’s conflicts from the perspective of democratic social life in the peer group.
Authors: Singer, E. , Haan, D. de
Category: Research
End Page: 45
Serial number: 106
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , education , communities
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2006
Right: © 2006 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 40
Title: Conflicts and togetherness in child daycare centres