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Bumgarner, Erin; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
Accumulating evidence suggests that children's approaches to learning (ATL) at kindergarten entry predict their academic achievement years later. However, the gains associated with ATL may be diminished for Hispanic immigrant children, many of whom are English language learners (ELLs). We tested whether ATL predicted math scores in a sample of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Kindergarten, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Fuller, Bruce; Bein, Edward; Kim, Yoonjeon; Rabe-Hesketh, Sophia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2015
Recent studies reveal early and wide gaps in cognitive and oral language skills--whether gauged in English or Spanish--among Latino children relative to White peers. Yet, other work reports robust child health and social development, even among children of Mexican American immigrants raised in poor households, the so-called "immigrant…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Toddlers, Cognitive Development, Social Class
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Durand, Tina M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
Parental involvement in children's schooling is an important component of children's early school success. Few studies have examined this construct exclusively among Latino families. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K), the present investigation (N = 2,051) explored relations between Latino parents' home and school…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Parent Participation, Children, Parent School Relationship