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Behaviour problems in the classroom : a model for teachers to assist learners with unmet emotional needs

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dc.contributor.advisor Prinsloo, E. Weeks, Franscina Hester 2015-01-23T04:24:30Z 2015-01-23T04:24:30Z 2000-11
dc.identifier.citation Weeks, Franscina Hester (2000) Behaviour problems in the classroom : a model for teachers to assist learners with unmet emotional needs, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Tbis study has as primary objective the development of an appropriate model to assist ' teachers, in South Africa, to be able to understand and assist learners with behaviour problems. The need for the study has its genesis within the current difficulties teachers experience in dealing with behaviour problems in the classroom and the fact that increasing numbers of children are involved. A key facet of the research is its accent on the unmet emotional needs of learners that function as a behavioural determinant. The study is analytical descriptive in nature and as such is based on two fundamental dimensions:- to acquire a sound theoretical understanding of the concepts, causative 'factors and underlying behaviour problems and the most appropriate means to deal therewith and substantiating the insights acquired by means of interviews with teachers, school principals, and other significant role players. An earnest attempt was made to analyse behaviour problems in terms of the various theoretical frameworks presented within contemporary literature. The ecological systems model was found to be the most appropriate for the development of the . referenced model. This stands in sharp contrast to the traditional medical model which in many instances still forms the basis of current theory and practice. Learners with emotional problems experience behaviour problems which serve as barriers to effective learning. Little attention however, has been attributed to putting appropriate systems in place to assist these learners. A key consideration embodied within the new Education Policy (NCS DOCUMENT 1997:1 0) is the issue of meeting the needs of all learners so that they are able to actualise their potential - this includes their emotional needs. The findings of this study need to be seen within the light of meeting this objective. In order to address the unmet emotional needs of learner, teachers must attend to the cognitive mind maps which embody internalized feelings and cognition. A model for understanding the cognitive maps has been developed as part of this study and serves as introduction to the model developed to assist learners wi~h behaviour problems. The study provides a new perspective directed at understanding instead of managing behaviour problems. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 550 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Behaviour problems en
dc.subject Behaviour disorders en
dc.subject Conduct disorders en
dc.subject Maladjusted behaviour en
dc.subject Emotional needs en
dc.subject Needs of children en
dc.subject Unmet emotional needs of children en
dc.subject Affective education en
dc.subject Psychological needs en
dc.subject The need for new experiences en
dc.subject The need for responsibility en
dc.subject The needs for praise and recognition en
dc.subject The need for love and security en
dc.subject Self-concept en
dc.subject Self-image en
dc.subject Self-confidence en
dc.subject Feelings about the self en
dc.subject Cognitive map en
dc.subject Cognitive development en
dc.subject Internalisations en
dc.subject Internalisation model en
dc.subject Internalised messages en
dc.subject Emotional milestones en
dc.subject Emotional developmental milestones en
dc.subject.ddc 371.93
dc.subject.lcsh Problem children en
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers of problem children en
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior modification en
dc.subject.lcsh Classroom management en
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior disorders in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Child development en
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychology en
dc.title Behaviour problems in the classroom : a model for teachers to assist learners with unmet emotional needs en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Educational Studies D. Ed. (Special Needs Education)

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