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Vukušic, Anita Mandaric – World Journal of Education, 2018
Parental competence is closely related to various factors, which can directly or indirectly influence parental behaviour. One of these factors is the level of education, and more recent research show that the parents' choice of profession can be favourable for the development of certain parental skills and experience of parental competence. The…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Parenting Skills, Parent Background, Minimum Competency Testing
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Humphries, Marisha L.; Williams, Brittney V.; May, Tanginia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The promotion of social-emotional competence and implementation of social-emotional learning programs have increased substantially in schools; however, little is known about teachers' perceptions of such programs. This qualitative study explored early childhood (3 to 8 years old) teachers' perceptions of classroom-based social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Development
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Okyay, Ozlem; Kandir, Adalet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to review the impact of the interactive story reading method on 48-72 month children's vocabulary based on receptive and expressive language. The study group is 52 children in the 48-72 months age group at the nurseries of primary schools at Ankara province. The research employed a combined pattern analyzing both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Expressive Language, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Potvin, Patrice; Cyr, Guillaume – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
While the majority of published research on conceptual change has focused on how misconceptions can be abandoned or modified, some recent research findings support the hypothesis that acquired scientific knowledge does not necessarily erase or alter initial non-scientific knowledge but rather coexists with it. In keeping with this…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Preschool Education, Science Teachers
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Carney, Charles L.; Weltsek, Gustave J.; Hall, M. Lynne; Brinn, Ginger – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
There is ample evidence that arts added to the K-12 curriculum can have many positive learning impacts. Nevertheless, many states do not promote such instruction as an integral part of classroom plans. For particular schools with underserved populations, arts-enhanced curricula can be a powerful learning tool. Beyond arts integration, arts…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Drama, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Richter, David; Lehrl, Simone; Weinert, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present paper was written under the auspices of the interdisciplinary research group "Educational Processes, Competence Development, and Selection Decisions at Preschool and Primary School Age (BiKS)" (FOR 543), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The surveys were conceptualised and supervised as part of the developmental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Developmental Psychology, Financial Support, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Stagnitti, Karen; Bailey, Alison; Hudspeth Stevenson, Edwina; Reynolds, Emily; Kidd, Evan – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2016
The current study investigated the influence of a play-based curriculum on the development of pretend play skills and oral language in children attending their first year of formal schooling. In this quasi-experimental design, two groups of children were followed longitudinally across the first 6 months of their first year at school. The children…
Descriptors: Investigations, Play, Oral Language, Foreign Countries
Goble, Priscilla; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.; Bryce, Crystal I.; Foster, Stacie A.; Hanish, Laura D.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Fabes, Richard A. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Transactional relations between children's positive social interaction skills, school engagement, and academic achievement were examined using a longitudinal panel model across the transition from preschool to first grade. Participants were Head Start children (N = 241; 49% girls, M age = 53 months, range 45-60); 78% were Mexican/Mexican-American;…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Araújo, Luisa; Costa, Patricia – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
Home shared book reading during the preschool years is a strong predictor of students' reading achievement in primary school, and, according to Sénéchal (2012), it can benefit more children from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. This study examines the association between frequency of book reading before the start of compulsory education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Family Environment, Reading Habits
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Hubert, Blandine; Guimard, Philippe; Florin, Agnès; Tracy, Alexis – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Several recent studies carried out in the United States and abroad (i.e., Asia and Europe) have demonstrated that the ability of young children to regulate their behavior (including inhibitory control, working memory, attentional control) significantly predicts their academic achievement. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Academic Achievement, Nursery Schools
Blanden, Joanne; Del Bono, Emilia; McNally, Sandra; Rabe, Birgitta – Centre for Economic Performance, 2015
This paper studies the effect of free pre-school education on child outcomes in primary school. We exploit the staggered implementation of free part-time pre-school for three-year-olds across Local Education Authorities in England in the early 2000s. The policy led to small improvements in attainment at age five, with no apparent benefits by age…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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DuPaul, George J.; Kern, Lee; Caskie, Grace I. L.; Volpe, Robert J. – School Psychology Review, 2015
We examined the degree to which child, family, and treatment variables predicted treatment outcomes for reading and math achievement and oppositional behavior in a sample of 135 young children (105 boys and 30 girls). All of the participants met "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision"…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Treatment
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Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Head Start is the largest publicly funded preschool program in the U.S., and one of its primary goals is to improve the school readiness of low-income children. As has been widely reported, the first randomized trial of Head Start in the program's history found some evidence that it is achieving this goal. Receiving one year of Head Start had…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
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Zawi, Khairi; Lian, Denise Koh Choon; Abdullah, Rozlina Tan – International Education Studies, 2014
Acquisition of gross motor skill is a natural developmental process for children. This aspect of human development increases with one's chronological age, irrespective of any developmental conditions. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of gross motor skill development among pre- and early school-aged children with motor disability.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
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Ghisletta, Paolo; McArdle, John J. – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
In recent years the use of the latent curve model (LCM) among researchers in social sciences has increased noticeably, probably thanks to contemporary software developments and the availability of specialized literature. Extensions of the LCM, like the the latent change score model (LCSM), have also increased in popularity. At the same time, the R…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Computation, Computer Software
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