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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Lund, Terese J.; Dearing, Eric – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Community studies indicating that affluence has social-emotional consequences for youth have conflated family and neighborhood wealth. We examined adolescent boys' delinquency and adolescent girls' anxiety-depression as a function of family, neighborhood, and cumulative affluence in a sample that is primarily of European-American…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Risk, Adolescents, Neighborhoods
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Tang, Sandra; Dearing, Eric; Weiss, Heather B. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2012
For a sample of low-income, Spanish-speaking Mexican-American families (n = 72), we investigated associations between family involvement in school-based activities and children's literacy in their preferred language (English or Spanish) during early elementary school. We gave special attention to the potential moderating role of teacher fluency in…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Zachrisson, Henrik D.; Dearing, Eric; Lekhal, Ratib; Toppelberg, Claudio O. – Child Development, 2013
Associations between maternal reports of hours in child care and children's externalizing problems at 18 and 36 months of age were examined in a population-based Norwegian sample ("n" = 75,271). Within a sociopolitical context of homogenously high-quality child care, there was little evidence that high quantity of care causes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Behavior Problems, Context Effect
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Dearing, Eric – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2004
The moderating effect of neighborhood crime and income on associations between parenting and child outcomes was estimated longitudinally for African-American (n=50), European-American (n= 59), and Latino-American (n=52) elementary school-age children. On average, restrictive parenting values were negatively associated with academic performance and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Neighborhoods, Parenting Styles, Depression (Psychology)
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Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen; Taylor, Beck A. – Child Development, 2009
Higher quality child care during infancy and early childhood (6-54 months of age) was examined as a moderator of associations between family economic status and children's (N = 1,364) math and reading achievement in middle childhood (4.5-11 years of age). Low income was less strongly predictive of underachievement for children who had been in…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Economic Status, Low Income, Reading Achievement
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Dearing, Eric; Taylor, Beck A. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2007
Within-family associations between changes in income and changes in the home environment during infancy and early childhood were examined using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n = 1364). Linear and nonlinear (i.e., semilog) specifications were estimated for…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Physical Characteristics, Infants, Family Environment
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O'Connor, Erin E.; Dearing, Eric; Collins, Brian A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The present study examined associations between the quality of teacher-child relationships and behavior problems among elementary school students using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a study of 1,364 children from birth through adolescence. There were two main findings. First, high-quality teacher-child…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior
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Laski, Elida V.; Casey, Beth M.; Yu, Qingyi; Dulaney, Alana; Heyman, Miriam; Dearing, Eric – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
Girls are more likely than boys to use counting strategies rather than higher-level mental strategies to solve arithmetic problems. Prior research suggests that dependence on counting strategies may have negative implications for girls' later math achievement. We investigated the relation between first-grade girls' verbal and spatial skills and…
Descriptors: Females, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Spatial Ability
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Dearing, Eric; Casey, Beth M.; Ganley, Colleen M.; Tillinger, Miriam; Laski, Elida; Montecillo, Christine – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2012
The present study addressed girls' (N=127) early numerical and spatial reasoning skills, within the context of a critical environment in which these cognitive skills develop, namely their homes. Specifically, proximal links between distal family socioeconomic conditions and first-grade girls' arithmetic and spatial skills were examined (mean…
Descriptors: Females, Spatial Ability, Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills
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Vasilyeva, Marina; Casey, Beth M.; Dearing, Eric; Ganley, Colleen M. – Cognition and Instruction, 2009
In this research, we examined overall performance and gender differences in measurement skills in elementary-school students from low-income families. In Study 1, accuracy and error patterns were analyzed in a large sample of fourth-graders; in Study 2 error patterns and strategy usage were examined with a smaller sample of fourth-graders. Study 1…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Casey, Beth M.; Dearing, Eric; Vasilyeva, Marina; Ganley, Colleen M.; Tine, Michele – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Spatial reasoning and numerical predictors of measurement performance were investigated in 4th graders from low-income and affluent communities. Predictors of 2 subtypes of measurement performance (spatial-conceptual and formula based) were assessed while controlling for verbal and spatial working memory. Consistent with prior findings, students…
Descriptors: Low Income, Academic Achievement, Short Term Memory, Spatial Ability
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Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen; Taylor, Beck A. – Developmental Psychology, 2006
Within-child associations between family income and child externalizing and internalizing problems were examined using longitudinal data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (2004a, 2004b; N = 1,132). Variations in income effects were estimated as a function of whether families were poor, whether mothers were partnered,…
Descriptors: Family Income, Mothers, Economically Disadvantaged, Child Care
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McCartney, Kathleen; Dearing, Eric; Taylor, Beck A.; Bub, Kristen L. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2007
Existing studies of child care have not been able to determine whether higher quality child care protects children from the effects of poverty, whether poverty and lower quality child care operate as dual risk factors, or whether both are true. The objective of the current study was to test two pathways through which child care may serve as a…
Descriptors: Family Environment, At Risk Persons, Receptive Language, Poverty
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Dearing, Eric; Kreider, Holly; Simpkins, Sandra; Weiss, Heather B. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Longitudinal data from kindergarten to 5th grade on both family involvement in school and children's literacy performance were examined for an ethnically diverse, low-income sample (N = 281). Within families, increased school involvement predicted improved child literacy. In addition, although there was an achievement gap in average literacy…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Literacy, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Taylor, Beck A.; Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen – Journal of Human Resources, 2004
The impact of family economic resources on developmental outcomes in early childhood is examined. Relative income effect sizes were found to have practical significance, both within the sample and compared to participation in Early Head Start.
Descriptors: Effect Size, Family Financial Resources, Young Children, Family Income
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