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Schertz, Hannah H.; Call-Cummings, Meagan; Horn, Kathryn; Quest, Kelsey; Law, Rhiannon Steffen – Grantee Submission, 2018
A qualitative study of three parents and their toddlers with autism was conducted to investigate the communicative functions underlying parent-toddler interactions and how the instrumental or social nature of one partner's actions influenced the other's engagement. Parent-child interaction videos collected from a separate intervention study were…
Descriptors: Autism, Child Development, Coding, Data Analysis
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Edossa, Ashenafi Kassahun; Schroeders, Ulrich; Weinert, Sabine; Artelt, Cordula – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Self-regulation is an essential ability of children to cope with various developmental challenges. This study examines the developmental interplay between emotional and behavioral self-regulation during childhood and the relationship with academic achievement using data from the longitudinal Millennium Cohort Study (UK). Using cross-lagged panel…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Control, Young Children, Teacher Evaluation
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Ferguson, Therese; Chevannes, Pauletta – Childhood Education, 2018
The Small Island Developing State of Jamaica, in the Caribbean region, is facing significant environmental, economic, and social challenges. Violence has become a serious challenge for Jamaica and several other countries in the region; the level of violence against and among children is particularly disturbing. Perhaps even more troubling is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conflict Resolution, Violence, Public Health
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Dawes, Andrew; Biersteker, Linda; Girdwood, Elizabeth; Snelling, Matthew; Tredoux, C. G. – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, Innovation Edge commissioned the development of South Africa's first national-level preschool child assessment tool. The project's key innovations were that the tool should fairly assess children from across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum, be inexpensive in terms of equipment and administration costs, and be administered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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Goettsch, Marieke; Mateo Diaz, Mercedes; Canete, Nicolas – Childhood Education, 2018
One of the main objectives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to improve the lives of people in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region by reducing inequality. In 2008, the IDB's Division of Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation (CTI) developed the Innovation Lab (I-Lab), which falls under the umbrella of a growing set of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Innovation
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Suhonen, Eira; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
We aimed to investigate stress response regulation, temperament, cognitive and language abilities and family SES in children who entered kindergarten before two years of age. Whilst childrens stress regulatory systems are vulnerable to environmental influences little is known about how temperament and family characteristics impact on stress…
Descriptors: Physiology, Language Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Socioeconomic Status
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Erturk Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this research is to understand the role of physical arrangements within the classroom in the development of behavior regulation skill of preschool children. From among the types of action research, the technical/scientific/cooperative action research was employed in the current study. In the selection of the participants, one of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Classroom Environment, Action Research
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Manning, Suzanne – History of Education, 2018
In the course of a study on the impacts of changing early childhood policy in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1989, the illustrations accompanying three major government reports and policies stood out as encapsulating the changes in underlying discourses. This enabled the illustrations from these three policy reports to be used for a historical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Teaching Methods
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Escamilla, Isauro M.; Meier, Daniel – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, a preschool teacher and an early childhood teacher educator describe and analyze their work co-creating and co-facilitating an early childhood inquiry group over seven years. The group consisted of veteran lead teachers, assistant teachers, instructional coaches, and an outside teacher educator at an urban, public preschool in San…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Yakar, Halide Gamze Ince – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Seeking the solution to the problems of contemporary man and approaching the social events through mythology is the other way to use the healing power of literature education. Having served as a guide for people in the past, mythology is the mirror of the past, which indicates the reasons and possible results of the events that have experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Asian History, Literature Appreciation
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Peterson, Candida C.; Slaughter, Virginia; Wellman, Henry M. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Persuasion is an essential social skill. Yet its development and underpinnings are poorly understood. In 2 studies, a total of 167 children aged 3 to 12 years took theory of mind (ToM) tests and participated in unscripted, seminaturalistic persuasive conversations. Children were typically developing (TD) or had deafness or autism spectrum disorder…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Persuasive Discourse, Interpersonal Competence, Children
Barr, Donald A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Many kindergarten teachers have encountered children who enter school lacking the ability to control their behavior, but they may not understand the social and biological processes behind these children's disruptive behavior. The author reviews research into early childhood brain development to explain how trauma and chronic stress can make it…
Descriptors: Trauma, Kindergarten, Interference (Learning), Self Control
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Gauvain, Mary; Perez, Susan M.; Reisz, Z. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This longitudinal research examines maternal and child behaviors during joint planning over a 3-year period of middle childhood. 118 mother-child dyads were observed once a year beginning when the children were 8 years of age. Coding focused on mother and child planning behaviors, maternal instructional support, and child task engagement.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Behavior, Cooperative Planning, Observation
Sullivan, Lucy Martinez; Sakayan, Mannik; Cernak, Kimberly – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Good nutrition during the 1,000-day window between pregnancy and 2 years old can give children the opportunity to reach their full potential. Conversely, malnutrition early in life can cause irreversible damage to a child's brain development and physical growth, leading to a lifetime of poor health and lost potential. Each year, malnutrition costs…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Young Children, Infants, Toddlers
Walker, Susan P.; Chang, Susan M.; Smith, Joanne A.; Baker-Henningham, Helen – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Nurturing care in early childhood requires responsive interactions and opportunities to learn; however, there are few large-scale programs in low- and middle-income countries that support parents' ability to provide responsive care and activities that help children learn. The Reach Up training program was developed to increase capacity of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Education, Early Intervention, Family Programs
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