Temperament in the Classroom: Understanding Individual Differences / Edition 1

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One of the few research-based resources to explore the effect of temperament on educational experience, this book shows readers how individual temperaments of students and teachers influence behavior and achievement. Filled with classroom examples described in everyday language, Temperament in the Classroom helps general and special educators, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, and administrators understand the impact of temperament on children's behavior, interactions, and achievement the effect of temperament on teachers' perceptions, decisions, and attributions the importance of "goodness of fit" between a child's temperament and school environment temperament in students with learning disabilities, developmental delays, and ADHD methods of assessing temperament, including interviews, observations, and rating scales or questionnaires Perfect for professionals at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels, this book will help readers become aware of their own temperament, recognize the differences in temperament among students, and use this knowledge to improve classroom interactions and outcomes.
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Editorial Reviews

"Well written . . . easy to read and assimilate."
Indiana University - John E. Bates
"Barbara Keogh has been for many years an important pioneer in work on the role of children's temperament in school. Now, in this engaging book, she offers many practical applications of temperament concepts for educators, and at the same time explains critical theoretical and measurement issues."
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Michael Lewis
"A must read for anyone interested in educating our children. Scholarly and relevant, it breaks new ground in our understanding of why some children do so poorly in school."
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; co-author of Coping with Children's Temperament: A Guide for Profession - William B. Carey
"This book is extremely valuable and urgently needed. It should be required reading for all teachers. Particularly timely is its emphasis on the common problem of a "poor fit" between the child's temperament and the expectations of the teacher."
From the Publisher
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education published an abstract in the Spring 2003, Volume 35 issue of Exceptional Child Education Resources. (Quarterly journal of CEC).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557666017
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara K. Keogh, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Graduate School of Education, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Keogh's research has focused on children with learning disabilities or developmental problems and their families. She is the author of Temperament in the Classroom: Understanding Individual Differences (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2003).
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Ch. 1 Temperament in the Classroom: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 What Is Temperament? 11
Ch. 3 Why Understanding Temperament Is Important 27
Ch. 4 What Is the Basis of Temperament? 47
Ch. 5 Does Temperament Influence Children's Achievement in School? 61
Ch. 6 Does Temperament Influence Teachers' Academic Decisions? 77
Ch. 7 Are Temperament and Behavior Problems Related? 93
Ch. 8 Temperament and Children with Disabilities 109
Ch. 9 How Is Temperament Assessed? 125
Ch. 10 How Can Temperament Knowledge Be Applied in School? 141
Bibliography 163ä
App. A Longitudinal Studies of Temperament 179
App. B Scales and Questionnaires for Assessing Temperament 183
App. C Publications and Programs on Temperament for Teachers and Parents 187
Index 193
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