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ERIC Number: EJ1001857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Transactional Associations between Classroom Engagement and Relations with Teachers from First through Fourth Grade
Archambault, I.; Pagani, L. S.; Fitzpatrick, C.
Learning and Instruction, v23 p1-9 Feb 2013
Using structural equation modeling with a population-based cohort of French-speaking children from Quebec (Canada), prospective associations were made between two previously established factors underlying student performance--classroom engagement and the teacher-student relations. Our results show developmental continuity in classroom engagement and teacher-student relations from grades 1 through 4, beyond the influence of confounding child factors (sex, kindergarten cognitive skills, and second grade achievement) and family factors (such as maternal education). Although they were both relatively stable over time, closer relations with teachers showed comparatively less stability than classroom engagement. That is, classroom engagement showed the most developmental continuity from one grade to the next. Because intervention programs targeting very young children are among the most cost-effective (Heckman, 2006), our findings suggest the benefits of investing in evidence-based programs, in concert with practitioners, to promote positive teacher relations with students and encourage their active classroom participation and involvement. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada