Disruptive Behaviors in Public & Private School Early Childhood Classrooms


This particular concept paper came back with revisions requested from the instructor of this course. The topic is too broad and I am having trouble with a topic that is suitable for research. I would like for you to view the responses from the instructor and find a gap in literature, etc. I would like my topic geared toward early childhood education. Please assist me with passing this course as I have 3 weeks left and must submit this on Sunday to see if I pass.


Disruptive behavior is commonplace across different segments of the society. However, this study will particularly focus on the effect of disruptive behavior among pre-school children on learning. But to enable an in-depth focus and collection of comprehensive data, the study will focus on Sydney pre-schools.  There exists overwhelming literature focusing on the problem of disruptive behavior among children during pre-school years.  Indeed, disruptive behavior in early childhood has received significant attention from practitioners and researchers and has been associated with delinquency and academic failure when children enroll in schools (O’Connor, Rodriguez, Cappella et al., 2012; Bullard, 2010).  Among the most identified factors causing disruptive behavior among children in families include: poverty, increased levels of parental depression, and low levels of parental efficacy (Guardino & Fullerton, 2010). In children, the main factors include:  a challenging temperament which manifest in various dimensions including: reduced persistence in tasks, negative reactivity, and increased motor activity (O’Connor et al., 2012).