Social development and schooling

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Classroom environments present children with a complex array of challenges. Many of these challenges are scholastic in nature; less well recognized is the role that classroom interpersonal challenges play in children's school adjustment. During the school years, it appears that a number of connections develop among children's classroom behavior, relationships, and school adjustment. Available evidence suggests that both children's behavior toward classmates and teachers, and the relationships they form with these persons, play an important role in establishing the social, intellectual, and psychological conditions that underlie school adjustment and scholastic progress. Ultimately, it is the combination of these interpersonal factors that appears to be most prognostic of children's school adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010


  • Achievement
  • Aggression
  • Bullying
  • Classroom engagement
  • Depression
  • Friendships
  • Loneliness
  • Peer relations
  • Peer victimization
  • Peer-group acceptance
  • Prosocial behavior
  • School adjustment
  • School attitudes
  • School avoidance
  • Teacher-child relationships
  • Withdrawn behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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