I am interested in this topic because I have always had a passion for psychology as well as early childhood education, and personally I believe that the insight on behavioral science that they provide within counselling and therapy is important for all children to educated on. Due to the costs of therapy, as well as issues affecting youth that go unnoticed by social workers and or school staff, many children who require the knowledge and support to help deal with emotional issues go untreated, and this leads to internal turmoil that can fester and grow into toxic behavior in the future.
My established knowledge is that for many children, therapy and counselling is not accessible, and while it is unrealistic to offer each child these opportunities free of cost, I think that entwining behavioral education into the early education system can cause a significant difference in a child's development.
I have learned so far that the introduction of psychology into the classroom is beneficial to both the student and the teacher, as it can often strengthen an emotional bond which will encourage respect and participation in the student, as well as help the teacher further understand the motives and thought process of their student.
I have also learned that within the school system psychology is often considered only a social study and is not touched upon in science, as well as mainly only offered as an elective for higher grades. I am eager to discover more information on this subject as I continue in my inquiry.