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ERIC Number: EJ1017773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-10
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Classroom Level Effects of Children's Prior Participation in Child Care
Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison; Lucas-Thompson, Rachel; Weaver, Jennifer M.; Karsh, Andrea
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n11 p653-662 Jun 2013
Previous research indicates that children who spend many hours in early child care exhibit more externalizing behavior problems than children who spend less time in child care. Concern has been expressed regarding the cumulative effect of these problem behaviors on elementary school classes. We collected information about children's child-care histories from parents of first through fourth graders ("N" = 429) and about classroom functioning from their teachers ("N" = 31). We analyzed associations between the proportion of children in the class who had spent many hours in care prior to school entry and teachers' reports of the time they spent in instruction and management, the difficulty they had in teaching and managing the class and the frequency of students' positive and negative behavior in the classroom. No significant associations were found to support the contention that prior child-care participation negatively affects classroom functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A