Ch 27: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Social & Moral Development

About This Chapter

Prepare to ace the CEOE Early Childhood Education examination's questions on social and moral development by first completing this comprehensive chapter on the subject. Later, you may draw upon what you learn from this chapter and its video lessons.

CEOE Early Childhood Education: Social and Moral Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter lends itself to the study of children's social development, and it provides an explanation of some major related theories. Through these online videos, you can discover the ways in which children develop a sense of morality and exhibit prosocial behaviors. The chapter also takes a look at gender stereotypes and various kinds of interpersonal relationships. Review related definitions and examples as you get ready for the CEOE Early Childhood Education examination. When you complete this chapter, you might know how to:

  • Explain aspects of psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment social development theories
  • Define prosocial and moral behaviors along with the looking-glass self theory
  • Identify Erikson's stages of identity development
  • Explain James Marcia's theory on identity, Gilligan's moral development theory and Kohlberg's moral development stages
  • Understand differences according to gender and discuss its relationship to children's social development
  • Describe common fears and anxieties in children
  • Recognize several forms of aggression in early childhood
  • Understand childrens' cognitive and social development

All of the topics above can be accessed and studied at length throughout this chapter's video lessons. Designed to be conveniently self-paced, they're presented online. The animated videos are narrated by educated instructors. If you have questions about social and moral development, you can submit them via the Dashboard function. You may also use the video tags to find a particular section and locate the answers you need. Lesson quizzes can help ensure your retention and your preparedness for CEOE Early Childhood Education test questions.

CEOE Early Childhood Education: Social and Moral Development Chapter Objectives

When you take the CEOE Early Childhood Education examination, you'll work on five sections. Child Development, Learning and the Learning Environment, Communication, Language and Literacy Development, Learning Across the Curriculum, Professional Knowledge and Responsibilities and Analysis of Communication, Language and Literacy Development are worth a respective 19%, 27%, 27%, 12% and 15% of the assessment score. Apply what you've discovered and reviewed during this chapter when answering test questions on social and moral development. This is a computer-based examination that includes one constructed-response assignment and 80 selected-response questions. You'll have four hours for completion and an additional 15 minutes to watch a tutorial by computer.

12 Lessons in Chapter 27: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Social & Moral Development
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Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

1. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

Psychologists have formulated various social development theories to explain how children develop social behaviors. Learn about the psychoanalytic, social learning, and attachment theories of social development.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

2. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

Children often internalize prosocial and moral behaviors through external observations of others. As students age, concepts of fairness and justice also evolve. Learn about prosocial behavior and morality (through definitions & examples), developmental trends, and how teachers can use practical classroom applications to encourage students to develop prosocial and moral behaviors.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

3. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

According to psychologist Erik Erickson, people go through eight stages of psychosocial development. Explore how these stages play a key role in forming a person's psychosocial identity and see examples of the different stages.

Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

4. Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

Psychologist Carol Gilligan proposed a theory of moral development. Explore Gilligan's Stages of the Ethics of Care theory, the difference between care-based and justice-based morality, and the three stages of Ethics of Care.

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

5. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

Lawrence Kohlberg is known for his theory on how children develop moral reasoning. Explore Kohlberg's stages of moral development, such as the pre-conventional, conventional, and post-conventional levels, and learn about his critic, Carol Gilligan.

James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

6. James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

James Marcia's Identity Theory involves understanding adolescents' search for identity. Discover the definition of identity and explore Marcia's theory and the four statuses of identity.

Looking-Glass Self: Theory, Definition & Examples

7. Looking-Glass Self: Theory, Definition & Examples

The looking-glass self is a theory developed by Charles Cooley (born in 1864) that describes how we each create our own self-image. Discover who Charles Cooley was; the definition and examples of the looking-class self; and the effects and three main concepts of the looking-glass self, including: we imagine how others see us; we imagine the judgements others make about us; and we create our self-image according to the comments of others.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

8. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Some gender differences manifest due to biological factors like genetics and hormones, but others reinforce themselves due to environmental influences and self-socialization. Explore each side of the nature versus nurture debate about gender differences.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

9. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

People, including children, tend to display differences in socialization depending upon their gender identification. Explore learned gender stereotyping and Kohlberg's cognitive developmental theory, and understand how they impact gender differences in social development.

Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

10. Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

Fear and anxiety are natural in early childhood, but many parents worry when their children act fearful. Learn about the purpose of fear, explore common childhood fears, and discover how parents can start helping kids deal with it.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

11. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

Through development, children can display different types of aggression that can be controlled through emotion regulation techniques. Learn about early childhood development and explore the different types of aggression that children can display as well as how to improve self-regulation to control it.

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

12. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

Social and cognitive development impacts interpersonal relationships. Explore interpersonal relationship types and functions, and how to promote effective interpersonal relationships.

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