The Stresses of a “Brave New World”: Shyness and School Adjustment in Kindergarten

@article{Coplan2008TheSO,
  title={The Stresses of a “Brave New World”: Shyness and School Adjustment in Kindergarten},
  author={Robert J. Coplan and Kimberley A. Arbeau},
  journal={Journal of Research in Childhood Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={377 - 389}
}
  • R. Coplan, K. Arbeau
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Education
  • Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Abstract Shy children are wary in the face of new social situations and perceived social evaluation. In this regard, the transition to kindergarten may represent a particularly challenging task for shy children. In this review, we explore the kindergarten classroom as a particularly stressful context for shy children. We examine the adjustment difficulties that shy children may face when starting school, including problems with peers, teachers, and academics. We also consider what teachers can… 
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