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Poulou, Maria S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The study investigated how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence (EI), social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and teaching efficacy relate to perceptions of teacher-student relationships and students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Ninety-eight elementary teachers from public schools in central Greece completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Zee, Marjolein; de Jong, Peter F.; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined teachers' domain-specific self-efficacy (TSE) in relation to individual students with a variety of social-emotional behaviors in class. Using a sample of 526 third- to sixth-grade students and 69 teachers, multilevel modeling was conducted to examine students' externalizing, internalizing, and prosocial behaviors as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Askell-Williams, Helen; Lawson, Michael J. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports an investigation into Australian primary school teachers' knowledge and confidence for mental health promotion. Questionnaires were delivered to 1397 teachers. In-depth interviews were held with 37 teachers. Quantitative results showed that half to two thirds of teachers felt efficacious and knowledgeable about selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Interviews, Mental Health
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Leckey, Yvonne; Hyland, Lynda; Hickey, Gráinne; Lodge, Anne; Kelly, Paul; Bywater, Tracey; Comiskey, Catherine; Donnelly, Michael; McGilloway, Sinéad – Irish Educational Studies, 2016
Inappropriate, aggressive and disruptive behaviour in the classroom can be detrimental to child and teacher well-being. This study involved a longer-term evaluation of the "Incredible Years Teacher [Classroom Management]" programme (IYTP) undertaken mainly within disadvantaged schools in south-west Ireland. The IYTP is designed to…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Pape, Natalie; Sterdt, Elena; Azouagh, Karima; Kramer, Silke; Walter, Ulla; Urban, Michael; Werning, Rolf – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This article addresses exemplary differences between preschools with systematic physical activity (PA) programmes and preschools without PA programmes in Germany. Two preschools from each group were visited in the context of a focused ethnographic observation to examine the educational practice, PA and social behaviour of preschool children. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Mandy, William; Murin, Marianna; Baykaner, Ozlem; Staunton, Sara; Cobb, Robert; Hellriegel, Josselyn; Anderson, Seonaid; Skuse, David – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
In mainstream education, the transition from primary to secondary school ("school transition") is difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder, being marked by high levels of emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Systemic Transition in Education Programme for Autism Spectrum Disorder (STEP-ASD) is a new, manualised school…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Kemp, Steven; Petriwskyj, Anne; Shakespeare-Finch, Jane; Thorpe, Karen – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Evaluation of the Get REAL programme in an inclusive primary school setting has indicated its effectiveness in promoting pro-social behaviour for children with high functioning Autism. However, two children with co-morbid diagnoses and complex personal circumstances showed less consistent improvements. In order to explain their unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Prosocial Behavior, Autism
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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour. Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Tracey, Louise; Chambers, Bette; Bywater, Tracey; Elliott, Louise – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The SPOKES (Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools) programme is a ten-week intervention for parents designed to help struggling readers in Year 1. The programme teaches parents strategies to support their children's reading such as listening to children read, pausing to let them work out words, and praising them when they concentrate and…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Ohl, Madeleine; Fox, Pauline; Mitchell, Kathryn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Development of socio-emotional competencies is key to children's successful social interaction at home and at school. Aims: This study examines the efficacy of a UK primary school-based intervention, the Pyramid project, in strengthening children's socio-emotional competencies. Sample: Participants were 385 children from seven schools…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Foreign Countries
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Burgoyne, Kelly; Duff, Fiona J.; Clarke, Paula J.; Buckley, Sue; Snowling, Margaret J.; Hulme, Charles – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2012
Background: This study evaluates the effects of a language and literacy intervention for children with Down syndrome. Methods: Teaching assistants (TAs) were trained to deliver a reading and language intervention to children in individual daily 40-min sessions. We used a waiting list control design, in which half the sample received the…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Language Skills
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Christiansen, Hanna; Hirsch, Oliver; König, Anika; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Roehrle, Bernd – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Early onset of behavioral disorders is predictive of long term adverse outcomes. There are some indicated and selective early prevention programs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to present a universal preschool…
Descriptors: Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Access to Education, Preschool Education