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Mahler, Patten Priestley – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2018
I use a detailed panel of data and a unique modeling specification to explore how public schoolteachers respond to the incentives embedded in North Carolina's retirement system. Like most public-sector retirement plans, North Carolina's teacher pension implicitly encourages teachers to continue working until they are eligible for their pension…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Public School Teachers, Incentives
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Bassok, Daphna; Gibbs, Chloe R.; Latham, Scott – Child Development, 2019
This study employs data from both kindergarten cohorts of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (n ~ 12,450 in 1998; n ~ 11,000 in 2010) to assess whether associations between preschool participation and children's academic and behavioral outcomes--both at school entry (Mean age = 5.6 years in both cohorts) and through third grade--have changed…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Preschool Education, Academic Achievement
Ross, Katherine M.; Tolan, Patrick – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) expands to focus on adolescent populations, the broadly accepted theoretical framework put forth by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) should be empirically tested for measurement utility. Using longitudinal data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, we first…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Longitudinal Studies, Metacognition
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Paxton, Carol L. C.; Leis, Micela; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This paper describes a mixed-methods pilot study that was conducted in collaboration with the developers of a new adult community-building intervention called "Leading Together" (LT), which focuses on strengthening relational trust among staff. The primary research focus of the collaboration was to gather and share descriptive…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention
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Henderson, Lora; Silver, Blake R.; Booren, Leslie; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Wyckoff, James – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of Virginia was designed to prepare students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups--including Students of Color, low-income, and first-generation college students--for graduate study in education research by developing confidence with skills and academic practices…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Access to Education, Graduate Study, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Roberts, Amy M.; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Hamre, Bridget K.; Jamil, Faiza M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
This mixed methods study examines the impact of online professional development on preschool teachers' self-efficacy, burnout, and stress. Participating teachers (n = 89) were randomly assigned into four groups: one of three treatment conditions (course-only, conference, reflective writing) or a control group. All treatment conditions received a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout, Stress Variables
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Duran, Chelsea A. K.; Grissmer, David W. – Developmental Psychology, 2020
Delayed, as opposed to immediate, gratification is generally understood to indicate adaptive development. The present study investigates performance on a choice-based delay of gratification measure and its relations with other outcomes in a sample of children of color from low-income families, who are underrepresented in delayed gratification…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Kindergarten
Henderson, Lora; Silver, Blake R.; Booren, Leslie; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Wyckoff, James – Grantee Submission, 2020
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of Virginia (UVA) attempts to address inequalities in the pipeline to graduate education and faculty careers by preparing underrepresented students for graduate study in education research. To assess program effectiveness, pre- and post-program data were gathered from 60 of 62 SURP…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Access to Education, Graduate Study, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
Leis, Micela; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Paxton, Carol L. C.; Sandilos, Lia E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2017
Research from the past two decades positions relational trust as a key factor in school reform efforts. Trust between teachers and their principal (teacher-principal trust) and teachers and their colleagues (teacher-teacher trust) are particularly important. "Leading Together" (LT) is a new professional development and coaching model of…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Peer Relationship, Faculty Development
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Gutshall, Claire C.; Grissmer, David W. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, infer mental states, and predict intentions, behavior, and actions in others. Theory of mind performance is associated with foundational cognitive and socioemotional skills, including verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive function (inhibitory control…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Predictor Variables, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Kelly, Cara L.; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Grissmer, David W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, understand intentions, and predict actions and emotions. Theory of mind typically achieves major developmental milestones around age of 5, coinciding with the transition to kindergarten, and is associated with a verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Verbal Ability, Perspective Taking, Intention
Bassok, Daphna; Dee, Thomas S.; Latham, Scott – Grantee Submission, 2019
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information about program quality and create both reputational and financial incentives for program improvement.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Educational Quality, Incentives
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Roberts, Amy; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Hamre, Bridget; DeCoster, Jamie – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study explored the role Head Start teachers' (n = 355) depressive symptoms play in their interactions with children and in children's (n = 2,203) social-emotional development, specifically changes in children's problem behaviors and social skills as reported by parents and teachers during the preschool year. Results of the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Social Development, Emotional Development, Mental Health
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Banse, Holland W.; Palacios, Natalia A.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
Facilitating productive discussions in the mathematics classroom is a challenge for many teachers. Discourse--student communication of mathematical ideas with teachers and peers--provides a platform on which students share their understanding, clarify misperceptions, and evaluate ideas. If students are unable to access and participate in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Grissmer, David W. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
The present study examines cross-lagged associations among executive function, visuomotor skills, and math and reading achievement from kindergarten to second grade. Both executive function and visuomotor integration tend to be delayed in socioeconomically disadvantaged children and can explain nearly half the achievement gap at kindergarten…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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