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Gottfried, Michael A. – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Relying on a newly released national data set of kindergarten students from the 2010-2011 school year (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011), the findings suggest that having a greater percentage of same-needs classmates positively boosts both achievement and socioemotional outcomes among…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, Student Diversity
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Ready, Douglas D.; Chu, Elizabeth M. – Early Education and Development, 2015
Previous research has established that student learning is influenced by how accurately teachers perceive student academic ability. But studies rarely investigate the degree to which inaccuracies in teacher perceptions exacerbate demographic inequality in academic ability. Using a sample of almost 14,000 children from the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Denmark, Nicole Marie; Harden, Brenda Jones; Gonzalez, Maritza – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Unlike other Latino groups, there is little information about the early socialization of children from Central American (CA) immigrant families. This study examined CA immigrant mothers' short-term goals and the implications of these goals for children's behavior in preschool. A total of 47 low-income mothers described their…
Descriptors: Low Income, Mothers, Goal Orientation, Preschool Children
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Hunter, Leah J.; Bierman, Karen L.; Hall, Cristin M. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Head Start teachers completed brief rating scales measuring the social-emotional competence and approaches to learning of preschool children (total N = 164; 14% Hispanic American, 30% African American, 56% Caucasian; 56% girls). Head Start lead and assistant teacher ratings on both scales demonstrated strong internal consistency…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Early Intervention
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Dotterer, Aryn M.; Pungello, Elizabeth P. – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Grounded in the investment model and informed by the integrative theory of the study of minority children, this study used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data set, a nationally representative sample of young children, to investigate whether the association between socioeconomic status (family income and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Baker, Claire E.; Cameron, Claire E.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Grissmer, David – Early Education and Development, 2012
Research Findings: Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, were used to examine the relation between parenting, sociodemographic characteristics, and school readiness among (N = 1,136) African American boys in kindergarten. Parenting was defined as parenting style (i.e., warmth and control), home learning…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Males
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Kang, Hannah S.; Haddad, Eileen; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Previous research has suggested that children from immigrant families face multiple stressors associated with acculturation. One component of acculturation that has not been widely explored in relation to children's socioemotional development is limited English proficiency (LEP). Given that English is the main language used in…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Well Being, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Bumgarner, Erin; Lin, Meiko – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort, this study investigates whether socioeconomic status (SES) moderates the association between center-based early childhood education (ECE) and English proficiency at kindergarten entry for 1st- and 2nd-generation Hispanic…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Socioeconomic Status, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies