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ERIC Number: EJ833493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Parental Scaffolding and the Development of Executive Function
Bibok, Maximilian B.; Carpendale, Jeremy I. M.; Muller, Ulrich
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n123 p17-34 Spr 2009
Research has demonstrated that differential parental scaffolding utterances influence children's development of executive function. Traditional conceptualizations of scaffolding, though, have difficulty in explaining how such differential effects influence children's cognitive development; they do not account for the timing of parental utterances with respect to children's currently occurring activities. We present a study examining the relationship between the timing of different parental scaffolding utterances and children's attention-switching EF abilities. There was a strong relation between the timing of elaborative parental utterances and attention switching. We discuss the implications of the findings for the conceptualization of the scaffolding process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)