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Yamamoto, Yoko; Holloway, Susan D.; Suzuki, Sawako – School Community Journal, 2016
In spite of evidence indicating the benefits of parental engagement for children's achievement, little is known about the factors that contribute to parental engagement in countries outside the United States. In this study, we addressed this gap in the literature by examining teachers' outreach in addition to maternal psychological elements…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Parent Role
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Starr, Elizabeth M.; Martini, Tanya S.; Kuo, Ben C. H. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Despite the stated importance of a successful kindergarten transition (TTK) for future school success, no research has addressed this transition for culturally/ethnically diverse families having children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To address this gap, six focus groups (three with ethnically diverse parents, one with kindergarten…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Kindergarten, Early Intervention
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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; O'Reilly, Colm; Kim, Mihyeon; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L. – High Ability Studies, 2015
Social coping and self-concept were explored among Irish (n = 115) and American (n = 134) grades 3-8 students. Denying one's giftedness or the impact it has on peer relationships were associated with poor self-concept in both samples. Among Irish students, denying giftedness was associated with more positive self-concept when paired with a high…
Descriptors: Coping, Self Concept, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries
Winget, Cheryl McCowan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
When considering the most discernible indicator of dyslexia, most researchers have agreed that phonological awareness is perhaps the most pertinent sign (Gillon, 2004; Hallahan & Kauffman, 2006; Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003). However, is this true in languages other than English? How does orthography affect phonological…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Phonological Awareness, Comparative Analysis, Grade 3
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Shah, Mira B.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Clark, Teresa P. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
To effectively provide early interventions to children, identifying those who are in need of these interventions is essential. In India, several problems hinder the process of early identification, including a lack of standardized measures for assessment. This study investigates the utility of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, School Readiness, Young Children