Communication Competencies  and Socioculutural Priorities  of Middle childhood (Chapter 15) “ I was in middle childhood ap...
Kids say the darndest things <ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to tel...
Overview <ul><li>Middle Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Social Construction of Childhood </li>...
Middle Childhood <ul><li>Middle school years </li></ul><ul><li>Time of innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Not a baby </li></ul><u...
Social Construction <ul><li>Childhood is socially constructed. </li></ul><ul><li>Varies by history and culture. </li></ul>...
Socialization <ul><li>Language acquisition and communication development </li></ul><ul><li>Family is responsible </li></ul...
Socially Desired Outcomes <ul><li>Peer Competence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer acceptance = socialized child </li></ul></ul>...
Peer Competence Continued… <ul><li>Negative Peer Relationships </li></ul>
Peer Competence Continued… <ul><li>Positive Peer Relationships </li></ul>
Socially Desired Outcomes <ul><li>School Readiness and Academic Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simply learning to do sc...
School Readiness and Academic Performance…Continued <ul><li>Poor School Adjustment </li></ul>
School Readiness and Academic Performance…Continued <ul><li>Positive School Adjustment </li></ul>
Communication Competencies <ul><li>Caring Behaviors, Emotional Support, and Comforting </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentation and...
Caring Behaviors, Emotional Support, and Comforting <ul><li>Capacity to provide emotional support is key. </li></ul><ul><l...
Argumentation and Conflict Management <ul><li>Conflict resolution predicts academic success, friendship relationships, and...
Emotional Expression, Display Rules, Self Monitoring <ul><li>Display Rules – appropriate suppression or expression of emot...
Communication Competencies and Family <ul><li>Socialization is the primary responsibility of the family. </li></ul><ul><li...
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Communication Competencies

  1. 1. Communication Competencies and Socioculutural Priorities of Middle childhood (Chapter 15) “ I was in middle childhood approximately 23 years ago .” Jessica Shultzaberger
  2. 2. Kids say the darndest things <ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to tell Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discern Teasing from threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which topics are taboo? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our text focuses on the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring Behaviors, Emotional Support, and Comforting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argumentation and Conflict Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Expression, Display Rules, Self Monitoring </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Middle Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Social Construction of Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Middle Childhood <ul><li>Middle school years </li></ul><ul><li>Time of innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Not a baby </li></ul><ul><li>Not quite an adolescent </li></ul><ul><li>Time to adapt to life outside the family </li></ul>Newborn Age 10 Age 15
  5. 5. Social Construction <ul><li>Childhood is socially constructed. </li></ul><ul><li>Varies by history and culture. </li></ul>The shifts in the last century
  6. 6. Socialization <ul><li>Language acquisition and communication development </li></ul><ul><li>Family is responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Children learn how to communicate from their family culture </li></ul><ul><li>Considered socially competent </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competence Skills – These are the skills that help the individual achieve culturally desirable outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Socially Desired Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Competence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Readiness and Academic Performance </li></ul></ul></ul>“… in order to participate in the “adult world,” children must become active creators of social knowledge, not merely recipients of it.”
  7. 7. Socially Desired Outcomes <ul><li>Peer Competence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer acceptance = socialized child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialized child = Peer acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popularity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendships </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Peer Competence Continued… <ul><li>Negative Peer Relationships </li></ul>
  9. 9. Peer Competence Continued… <ul><li>Positive Peer Relationships </li></ul>
  10. 10. Socially Desired Outcomes <ul><li>School Readiness and Academic Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simply learning to do school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop language, cognitive and social skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom – Answers must be academically and socially correct. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A whole new set of rules to learn and conform to. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. School Readiness and Academic Performance…Continued <ul><li>Poor School Adjustment </li></ul>
  12. 12. School Readiness and Academic Performance…Continued <ul><li>Positive School Adjustment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Communication Competencies <ul><li>Caring Behaviors, Emotional Support, and Comforting </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentation and Conflict Management </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Expression, Display Rules, Self Monitoring </li></ul>
  14. 14. Caring Behaviors, Emotional Support, and Comforting <ul><li>Capacity to provide emotional support is key. </li></ul><ul><li>Caring, sharing, helping dependent on the ability to take into account another’s perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to provide emotional support has been linked to peer acceptance. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Argumentation and Conflict Management <ul><li>Conflict resolution predicts academic success, friendship relationships, and popularity. </li></ul><ul><li>In adaptive conflict resolution the other perspective must be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments become stronger as they grow and find more holes in opponent’s arguments and more supporting evidence in their own. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Emotional Expression, Display Rules, Self Monitoring <ul><li>Display Rules – appropriate suppression or expression of emotions. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful projection of emotions = competence according to teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing which situations warrant concealment of feelings = appropriate socialization. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiding emotions helps with self-preservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Different rules for different audiences. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Communication Competencies and Family <ul><li>Socialization is the primary responsibility of the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Influence on Children’s Communication Skills – the Mother </li></ul><ul><li>Siblings – As get older more time with siblings and less with mother. Contributes to peer relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>At some point, children begin to socialize the adults. (i.e.. Soccer games, school events) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summary
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