ERIC Number: ED164602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Reference Count: 0
The Importance of Environment in Educational and Psychological Research.
Tedesco, Lisa A.
Research treatments of home environment in studies of intellectual development and school performance are reviewed. The conceptualizations of home environment include variables specifying family status and deprivational conditions, child-rearing techniques, educational and intellectual process variables, and transactional experience. Psychological propositions are supported by evidence which progresses from gross, non-specific family status indices to fine measures of quantity and quality of time spent in caretaker-child transactions. Each conceptualization builds the knowledge social scientists have with respect to aspects of a child's experience that are alterable for optimizing expressions of intelligence and learning. Directions for future research suggest how the early home experience might be used to investigate early classroom experience. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Research, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Family Influence, Intelligence, Parent Influence, Psychological Studies, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)