publication . Article . 2009

A pilot study of the Incredible Years Teacher Training programme and a curriculum unit on social and emotional skills in community pre‐schools in Jamaica

H. Baker-Henningham; S. Walker; C. Powell; J. Meeks Gardner;
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  • Published: 23 Mar 2009 Journal: Child: Care, Health and Development, volume 35, pages 624-631 (issn: 0305-1862, eissn: 1365-2214, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background  School-based interventions involving teacher and/or child training have been shown to benefit teacher practices and to prevent conduct problems and improve children's social and emotional competence in developed countries; however, we are aware of no reports from a developing country. We conducted a pilot study of the Incredible Years Teacher Training programme and a curriculum unit on social and emotional skills based on concepts and activities drawn from the Incredible Years Dina Dinosaur Classroom Curriculum to determine if this approach is appropriate for use with Jamaican pre-school teachers and children. Methods  Five pre-schools in Kingston, J...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Teacher practices, Developmental psychology, Emotional competence, Curriculum, Psychology, Developed country, Rating scale, Enthusiasm, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Developing country, Psychological intervention
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