ERIC Number: EJ824408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Making the Most of Small Effects
Thompson, Ross A.
Social Development, v18 n1 p247-251 Feb 2009
The idea that classroom social ecologies are shaped by the aggregate effects of peers' prior care experiences is provocative, even though the evidence is weak that this explains the small and diminishing effect of childcare experience in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development study. Small effects may indeed be small effects, but students of early development should attend to the potential importance of group-level influences on social and cognitive growth.
Descriptors: Child Care, Classroom Environment, Social Development, Child Development, Longitudinal Studies, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Behavior, Child Care Centers, Aggression, Peer Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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