Fight with Others

Easily Get Angry

Never/Sometimes

Often/Very Often

Never/Sometimes

Often/Very Often

92

8

90

10

86

14

85

15

93

7

91

9

89

11

88

12

89

11

88

12

85

15

87

13

90

10

88

12

92

8

90

10

87

13

85

15

92

8

90

10

90

10

89

11

88

12

87

13

83

17

85

15

97

3

95

5

86

14

86

14

 

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics (2000: Table 11).

propriate lack of self-control. A responsive teacher will recognize that children with different temperaments are challenged by different preschool demands and settings. The inhibited child may need help from a teacher to feel secure and to become comfortable with routine in order to make use of learning opportunities. The uninhibited child may need the most help when she or he is being asked to engage in activity that is more quiet, focused, and routine. The key is to recognize that social competence is itself a measure of adaptability within a particular social group, and that there are numerous appropriate ways of demonstrating social competence that are in some cases in direct opposition to one another.



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