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Loukatari, Paschalio; Matsouka, Ourania; Papadimitriou, Katerina; Nani, Semina; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a structured, playful activity program on the development of social skills in kindergarten children during break time in the schoolyard. Twenty eight boys and thirty two girls aged from 5 to 6 years old consisted the sample of the present study. The participants were randomly divided into two…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Interpersonal Competence, Program Effectiveness
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Kirksey, J. Jacob; Wright, Adam – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Although numerous studies have examined if students of color benefit from having a teacher of the same race/ethnicity, all attention has been paid to students without disabilities. We examine whether the same benefits hold for students with disabilities (SWDs). Using a nationally representative data set of kindergartners, we explored whether SWDs…
Descriptors: Race, Teacher Student Relationship, Kindergarten, Students with Disabilities
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Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Coley, Rebekah Levine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The transition to kindergarten is a critical period for children and families, with successful transitions setting the stage for short- and long-term academic and social success. This study explored the practices used by kindergarten teachers to help ease children's and families' transition into primary school (termed "transition…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Preschool Teachers
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Bassok, Daphna; Latham, Scott – Educational Researcher, 2017
Private and public investments in early childhood education have expanded significantly in recent years. Despite this heightened investment, we have little empirical evidence on whether children today enter school with different skills than they did in the late nineties. Using two large, nationally representative data sets, this article documents…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
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Benner, Gregory J.; Zeng, Songtian – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The results of previous research on the "Language for Learning" programme suggest that it produces positive effects on the intellectual, language, and social skills of young children with and without disabilities [Benner, G. J., Trout, A., Nordness, P. N., Nelson, J. R., Knobel, M. L., Epstein, A.,…Epstein, M. H. (2002). "The…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Social Adjustment, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems
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Hartman, Kelsey; Gresham, Frank M.; Byrd, Shelby – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Universal screening for emotional and behavioral risk in schools facilitates early identification and intervention for students as part of multitiered systems of support. Early identification has the potential to mitigate adverse outcomes of emotional and behavioral disorders. The purpose of this study was to extend existing research on the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Screening Tests, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Strain, Phillip S. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2017
This article reports on a 4-year follow-up study from the Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents (LEAP) randomized trial of early intervention for young children with autism. Overall, participants from LEAP classes were marginally superior to comparison class children on elementary school outcomes specific…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Preschool Children, Parents, Early Intervention
Strain, Phillip S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
This article reports on a 4-year follow-up study from the Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents (LEAP) randomized trial of early intervention for young children with autism. Overall, participants from LEAP classes were marginally superior to comparison class children on elementary school outcomes specific…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Rating Scales, Behavior Rating Scales
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Laible, Deborah; Carlo, Gustavo; Davis, Alexandra N.; Karahuta, Erin – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Longitudinal links between early childhood temperament, maternal sensitivity, and adolescents' adjustment have been proposed and found in several longitudinal studies, but the mechanisms of influence have not been explored. The authors examined the paths from maternal sensitivity and temperament in early childhood to adolescents' prosocial,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency
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Pratt, Megan E.; Lipscomb, Shannon T.; McClelland, Megan M. – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: The current study examined how children's parent-reported compliance at age 3 (36 months) moderated the effects of 2 dimensions of directly observed early care and education (ECE) process quality (positivity/responsivity and cognitive stimulation) during the prekindergarten year (54 months) on teacher reports of children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Compliance (Psychology), Parent Attitudes, Toddlers
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Yan, Ni; Dix, Theodore – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,364), the present study supports an agentic perspective; it demonstrates that mothers' depressive symptoms in infancy predict children's poor first-grade cognitive functioning because depressive symptoms…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Ability
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Brock, Laura L.; Curby, Timothy W. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Teachers' social interactions with children are a salient aspect of the classroom environment. An emerging line of research suggests teachers' emotional support consistency is an important predictor of children's academic and social outcomes. Yet individual differences determine the contribution of classroom affordances to children's adjustment.…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Competence
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Welsh, Megan E.; Miller, Faith G.; Kooken, Janice; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
During the first year of school, student success hinges on learning not only new academic skills, but also behavioral expectations and developing self-regulation skills in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to investigate development in behavioral regulation during the kindergarten year. The authors used multilevel models to explore the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Behavior, Self Control, Gender Differences
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Dang, Hoang-Minh; Weiss, Bahr; Nguyen, Cao Minh; Tran, Nam; Pollack, Amie – School Psychology International, 2017
The purposes of this study were to (a) assess the efficacy of a universal classroom-based mental health and social skills program for primary school students in Vietnam, and (b) given the universal nature of the intervention, assess outcomes as a function of risk status (high versus low). RECAP-VN is a semi-structured program that provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Case Studies, Mental Health Programs
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April; Hudley, Cynthia – Urban Education, 2015
A 12-week, 32-lesson afterschool intervention was conducted with third-to fifth-grade urban African American boys classified as aggressive. Grounded in attribution theory and organized around the construct of perceived responsibility in self and others, the intervention focused on increasing both social skills and academic motivation. Participants…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Aggression, Intervention
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