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Baker, Claire E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent School Relationship, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Froiland, John Mark; Oros, Emily – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the effects of intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, classroom engagement and extrinsic motivation on reading development among youth. Using a nationally representative sample of students in the US, the researchers followed students longitudinally from fifth to eighth grade. Reading achievement was measured using…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Reading Achievement
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Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Coley, Rebekah Levine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The transition to kindergarten is a critical period for children and families, with successful transitions setting the stage for short- and long-term academic and social success. This study explored the practices used by kindergarten teachers to help ease children's and families' transition into primary school (termed "transition…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Preschool Teachers
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Allen, LaRue; Sethi, Anita; Astuto, Jennifer – NHSA Dialog, 2007
Overview: A recent evaluation of children who had participated in the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) as toddlers found that at kindergarten age, these children were performing at levels expected for their age, despite the fact that they had multiple factors putting them at risk for school failure. The Study: In the winter and spring of 2002, 135…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Home Programs, Young Children
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Bassok, Daphna; Latham, Scott – Educational Researcher, 2017
Private and public investments in early childhood education have expanded significantly in recent years. Despite this heightened investment, we have little empirical evidence on whether children today enter school with different skills than they did in the late nineties. Using two large, nationally representative data sets, this article documents…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper will review several important constructs in the area of social and emotional development of children in grades 2-5. The importance of social and emotional development has become increasingly evident in light of new research on the brain and the development of programs to prevent social and behavioral disorders in youth. This review will…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Meisels, Samuel J.; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Nicholson, Julie – 1996
Prepared in support of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), which will examine children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten, this working paper focuses on research regarding the measurement of young children's social competence, adaptive behavior, and approaches to learning. The paper reviews the key variables and…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Affective Measures, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Style