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Van Voorhis, Frances L.; Maier, Michelle F.; Epstein, Joyce L.; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – MDRC, 2013
This report summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families' involvement in children's learning and development through activities at home and at school affects the literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8. A total of 95 studies of family involvement are reviewed. These include both…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Young Children, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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