Explain How the Role of the Teacher Changes in the Process of the Child's Growing Normalisation (Socialisation).

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In this essay, I will define the term normalisation linking it with the concept of deviations. I will also outline the environmental aspects that support normalization, explain the maturational nature of normalisation, describe the teacher's initial approach with new children, explain the change in the teacher's role as each child begins to concentrate and focus on activities, and finally I will give reasons why a child might regress.
There are four characteristics that appear in every child that is developing normally. These are; love of work, concentration, self-discipline and sociability. Therefore normalisation is the process, through which the child obtains these characteristics, by repeatedly concentrating all of her/his attention on
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Luckily s/he is not completely fixed in her/his deviations that the teacher's efforts to correct them are in vain. The child's inner discipline and concentration are hidden just below the surface and need only the right activity to bring them out of hiding.
The teacher, when approaching the child, must be calm, firm and patient. Neither kindness nor severity will help the child to concentrate. The teacher must offer the child interesting activities that use her/his psychic energy in a productive way. When the child has found an activity that interests her/him, the teacher has to show the child how to do the activity, and then the teacher may step back and allow the child to perform the activity. The teacher must ensure that the child can use the activity properly before placing it freely at her/his disposal, because if they do not, the minute the child turns her back the child will play with the activity in the most stupid way. This will not help their normalisation in any way. At that moment when the normalisation has begun and the child is completely engrossed in the activity the teacher must never interrupt them, for as long as this concentration lasts.
As the child begins to concentrate and focus, the teacher's role changes from an active one to one of quiet observation. The teacher must put herself in the back ground; she must ensure that nothing she does will disturb the child's concentration. As the moments
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