Aggressive Behavior in the Social Dramatic Play Area
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The aim of this qualitative case study implemented in a rural New England Head Start was to explore social development in a social dramatic play area. This study focused on and examined prosocial and aggressive behaviors of seventeen children ages 3-5. Analysis of observational recordings included a checklist created from development standards from the Head Start Framework (Department of Health and Human Services, 2018) and Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (Maine Department of Education, 2005). The research found that there are prosocial and aggressive behaviors that happened in the social dramatic play area. These prosocial and aggressive behaviors have shown that social development is a relevant and crucial topic in early childhood education.
Perry, Veronica Penniman, "Aggressive Behavior in the Social Dramatic Play Area" (2019). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 39.