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Wienen, Albert W.; Batstra, Laura; Thoutenhoofd, Ernst; Bos, Elisabeth H.; de Jonge, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The widely supported wish for more inclusive education places ever greater expectations on teachers' abilities to teach all children, including those with special needs and challenging behaviours. The present study aimed at the question whether teachers judge pupil behaviour more negatively if there are more children with difficult behaviour in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Attitudes
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Low, Sabina; Smolkowski, Keith; Cook, Clayton; Desfosses, Danielle – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the impact of a commonly adopted elementary universal social-emotional learning program, Second Step, on student social-emotional and academic outcomes following 2 years of implementation. The cluster-randomized wait-list control trial included 61 schools, 321 teachers, and 8,941 early elementary students across 2 states, with…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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Reid, Erin K.; Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Schanding, G. Thomas; Tolar, Tammy D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
A concerning number of students fail to achieve writing proficiency, yet little attention has been devoted to examining why this occurs. While robust evidence indicates that behavior impacts reading and math achievement, the relationship between behavior and writing skills is unclear, particularly among young students. The authors examined the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Predictor Variables, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction
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Taylor, Crystal N.; Allen, Amanda; Kilgus, Stephen P.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Garbacz, Andrew S. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
A line of research has supported the incremental and construct validity of multi-informant assessment. Accordingly, multiple universal screening systems have been designed to support the collection of information from multiple informants. The purpose of the study was to expand the "Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener"…
Descriptors: Parents, Affective Behavior, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Raval, Gauri; Montañez, Evelyn; Meyer, Dodi; Berger-Jenkins, Evelyn – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Turn 2 Us (T2U) is an elementary school-based mental health promotion and prevention program in New York City. It targets fourth- and fifth-grade students at risk for social/emotional and behavioral problems and provides a range of services to students, staff, and parents. The purpose of this study is to determine if T2U decreases…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, At Risk Students
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Gross, Thomas J.; Duncan, Jenna; Kim, Samuel Y.; Alex Mason, W.; Haggerty, Kevin P. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
The current study examined (1) if the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) would yield alternative factor structures related to either symptoms or strengths with early adolescent students when an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is used; (2) which scales best predicted suspensions of typically developing early adolescents; and (3) what…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Suspension, At Risk Students, Risk
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Garrett-Peters, Patricia T.; Mokrova, Irina L.; Carr, Robert C.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Previous studies suggest that the roots of school dropout (a) can be established early in life, (b) are likely to involve multilevel factors (home, child, classroom) operating prior to and during the elementary school years, and (c) can be identified by 3rd grade. The decision to drop out of school is thus a dynamic developmental process that can…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Family Characteristics, Child Rearing, Self Control