Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Head Start: A Closer Look at Program Policies and Procedures

Amanda C. Quesenberry, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Michaelene M. Ostrosky

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Abstract

In this study, Head Start policies and procedures related to child guidance and addressing challenging behaviors were examined. Data were gathered from six Head Start programs in the Midwest, through interviews and document analysis. The findings provide a glimpse into how Head Start programs support children's social and emotional competence and address young children's challenging behavior. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Early Childhood Special education
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Classroom
  • Competence
  • Head Start
  • Policy issues
  • Qualitative investigations
  • Research methodologies
  • Social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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