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Matthews, J. S.; Kizzie, Karmen T.; Rowley, Stephanie J.; Cortina, Kai – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
In this study, the authors examined the racial and gender gap in the academic development of African American and White children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Their main goal was to determine the extent to which social and behavioral factors, including learning-related skills, problem behaviors, and interpersonal skills, explain these gaps and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students, Males
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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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Monti, Jennifer D.; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Roisman, Glenn I. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,312) were analyzed to examine whether the adverse effects of early insensitive parenting on children's academic functioning can be offset by parents' later involvement in children's education. Observations of mothers' early…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Parent Participation, Child Development, Child Rearing
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Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Koury, Amanda S.; Miller, Portia – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Growing evidence has linked center-based early care and education settings to improvements in children's cognitive skills. Additional research is needed to more carefully delineate when and for whom these associations are most pronounced. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (N ˜ 6,350; Flanagan & West, 2004),…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Family Environment
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Niehaus, Kate; Adelson, Jill L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study examined the measurement and interpretation of self-concept among the growing population of children who are English Language Learners (ELLs). More specifically, a 3-group analysis was conducted comparing native English-speaking children, Spanish-speaking ELLs, and ELLs from Asian language backgrounds. Data were drawn from the Early…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Speech Communication, Second Language Learning
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Roberts, Greg; Mohammed, Sarojani S.; Vaughn, Sharon – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
This study estimated normative reading trajectories for the population of English-proficient language minority students attending U.S. public elementary schools. Achievement of English-language learners (ELLs) was evaluated in terms of native English speakers' progress, and estimates were adjusted for the effects of socioeconomic status (SES). The…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Native Speakers, Minority Groups, English (Second Language)