The paper “ Challenging Behaviors in Pre-School Children” is a controversial example of a capstone project on education. The main focus of this paper involves the analysis of early childhood in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the curriculum that is used in schools in Arabia and the influence of curriculum on child development. It also focuses on the history of education in Saudi Arabia by providing a review of curricula used in the country. The main focus of this paper involves the analysis of challenging behaviors in preschool children in Saudi Arabia.
It provides an overview of some of the challenging behaviors that parents are likely to observe in their children. The paper then focuses on aggressiveness and lack of attention as the main challenging behaviors in preschool children. It gives the symptoms that can be observed in children to know that they have challenging behaviors. Finally, it gives a recommendation on the methods that can be used to manage children with challenging behaviors such as aggressiveness and lack of attention. 1.0 Definition of Early Childhood Education Saudi ArabiaIn the context of the Saudi Arabian definition, Early Childhood Education refers to educational programs or techniques that are aimed at educating children from birth to the age of eight years.
This is because children in this age bracket are considered most vulnerable and they should be given proper care to overcome a number of challenges they encounter. It is a strategy of education where children are guided to learn and play and the difficulties they face are counteracted. 1.1. Saudi Arabian Policies to manage Challenging behaviorsThere is a lack of clarity regarding Saudi Arabian policies that can be used to manage challenging behaviors in kindergartens.
This paper tries to determine policies that can be implemented to manage challenging behaviors in kindergartens in Saudi Arabia. 2.0. Introduction to Challenging behaviors in Saudi Arabian SchoolsChallenging behaviors amongst the primary pupils has been one of the biggest priorities that the school's stakeholders try to address (Denmark, 2005). This is in line with improving the performance of the children academically through enhancing proper behavior that would promote their academic development. The various forms of behaviors have an impact on the child’ s development stage (Weston, 2008).
The behavioral challenges occur as a result of emotional, social, and medical disorders that affect the children. This is mainly portrayed in the manner that they exhibit withdrawal and passive tendencies. In a classroom setup, the challenging behaviors may be expressed by the way the pupils exhibit abnormal behavior such as withdrawal symptoms, low self-esteem, and poor performance (Ruff & Rothbart, 1996). These behaviors may cause interference in class and hence cause distraction as the teacher is teaching. Teachers ought to deal with such behaviors.
The norms of the pupils may be different from those of the teacher. This brings the disparity in the manner of handling such situations. This is a major issue that has faced Saudi Arabia. This is manifested in the aggressiveness and intimidating behaviors (Kaduson & Schaefer, 2006).
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