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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Frans, Niek; Post, Wendy J.; Huisman, Mark; Oenema-Mostert, Ineke C. E.; Keegstra, Anne L.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Despite the claim by several researchers that variability in performance may complicate the identification of "at-risk" children, variability in the academic performance of young children remains an undervalued area of research. The goal of this study is to examine the predictive validity for future scores and the score stability of two…
Descriptors: Identification, At Risk Students, Preschool Children, Standardized Tests
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Zijlstra, Haytske; Wubbels, Theo; Brekelmans, Mieke; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study analyzed children's generalized perceptions of teacher interpersonal behavior in terms of two dimensions, control and affiliation, referring to the degree of teacher leadership/ management and teacher friendliness friendliness/cooperation in the classroom, respectively. An adapted version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Kegel, Cornelia A. T.; Bus, Adriana G. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: The dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) has been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and reading disorders. In this study, we examined whether diminished anticipatory dopamine cell firing--typical of the long variant of the DRD4 allele--is related to emergent and advanced alphabetic skills, and whether executive…
Descriptors: Genetics, Executive Function, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Correlation
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Hickendorff, Marian – Applied Measurement in Education, 2013
The results of an exploratory study into measurement of elementary mathematics ability are presented. The focus is on the abilities involved in solving standard computation problems on the one hand and problems presented in a realistic context on the other. The objectives were to assess to what extent these abilities are shared or distinct, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Palmen, Hanneke; Vermande, Marjolijn M.; Dekovic, Maja; van Aken, Marcel A. G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined the longitudinal relations between competence (academic achievement and social preference) and problem behavior (loneliness and aggression) in 741 elementary school boys and girls in the Netherlands (Grades 1-5). Also, we examined the moderation effects of having no friends, aggressive friends, or nonaggressive friends on the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Verhoeven, Ludo; van Leeuwe, Jan; Vermeer, Anne – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
The associations between vocabulary growth and reading development were examined longitudinally for a representative sample of Dutch children throughout the elementary school period. Data on basic and advanced vocabulary, word decoding, and reading comprehension were collected across the different grades. The results showed significant progress on…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Folmer-Annevelink, Elvira; Doolaard, Simone; Mascareno, Mayra; Bosker, Roel J. – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2010
This paper addresses the relationship between class size and student-teacher interactions as an explanation for effects of class size on achievement. Observations were conducted in kindergarten and Grade 1 classes from 46 Dutch primary schools in order to address the effect of class size on the amount and type of student-teacher interactions. The…
Descriptors: Class Size, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Peeters, Marieke; Verhoeven, Ludo; de Moor, Jan – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
The goal of the present study was to examine the precursors of verbal working memory in 52 children with cerebral palsy with varying degrees of speech impairments in the first grade of special education. Following Baddeley's model of working memory, children's verbal working memory was measured by means of a forced-recognition task. As precursors…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Speech Impairments, Structural Equation Models, Phonological Awareness