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Ejuu, Godfrey – Childhood Education, 2016
In many cultures, early child care and education has been considered the purview of women, who were thought to be more nurturing and better suited to the role. Hand-in-hand with this notion is the historical misconception that early child care and education is unimportant, and that the most valued members of society should focus on other, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Males, Sex Role
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Haese, Adrie; Costandius, Elmarie; Oostendorp, Marcelyn – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
There exists an abundance of literature on the use of wordless picturebooks in literacy development, yet very little research exists on their use in the South African context. South Africa is facing what researchers have referred to as a 'national crisis of reading'. Only 5 per cent of parents read with their children, as a result, many children…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction
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Guzula, Xolisa – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Language policy debates in South Africa concern only Black African language speaking children rather than White English and Afrikaans speaking children. These debates construct Black African children as learners with deficits and fail to acknowledge their language resources. At the same time, policy makers fail to critique the unjust system to…
Descriptors: Blacks, African Languages, Language Planning, Whites
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Dotterer, Aryn M.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Pungello, Elizabeth – Family Relations, 2012
This study examined the link between socioeconomic status (SES) and school readiness, testing whether parenting (maternal sensitivity and negative behavior/intrusiveness) and financial stress mediated this association and if race moderated these paths. Participants included 164 mother-child dyads from African American and European American…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Readiness, Parent Child Relationship, African Americans
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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Yu, Tianyi; Erath, Stephen A.; Pettit, Gregory S.; Bates, John E.; Dodge, Kenneth A. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
This study examines family and child characteristics, parent and peer relationships, and early adolescent behavior as statistical predictors of trajectories of number of sexual partners from midadolescence through early adulthood using data from 527 participants in the Child Development Project. Early adolescent developmental antecedents accounted…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Puberty
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Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Maldonado-Carreno, Carolina; Li-Grining, Christine P.; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay – Child Development, 2010
Research examining the longer term influences of child care on children's development has expanded in recent years, but few studies have considered low-income children's experiences in community care arrangements. Using data from the Three-City Study (N = 349), the present investigation examines the influences of child care quality, extent and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Behavior Problems, Income, Economically Disadvantaged
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Keikelame, Mpoe Johannah – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Issues of positionality of Black African researchers researching African issues is seldom discussed in methodological literature. In this article, I reflect from an African perspective on issues of insider/outsider positionalities and of serendipity and unexpectedness during my fieldwork which are areas often dominated by writing from the global…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Relationship, African Languages, Cultural Relevance
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De Wet, Nicole; Osman, Ruksana – Perspectives in Education, 2018
In South Africa, the educational attainment of African children has been a focal point of policy and research since the end of apartheid in 1994. Individual and policy-level determinants of child development and educational outcomes have been exhaustively investigated. A less researched perspective is the role of community and household…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Family Characteristics
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Shavega, Theresia Julius; van Tuijl, Cathy; Brugman, Daniel – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Research in Western countries has shown the contribution of early teacher--child relationships and classroom emotional support on children's behavioral adjustment in pre-schools. Results with regard to the direction and strengths of the relationships seem inconclusive, moreover, such research is lacking in African countries. Objective:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Behavior Change
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Kim, Irang; Dababnah, Sarah; Lee, Jaegoo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
We examined the relationship between family resilience and parenting stress among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, with a specific focus on race/ethnicity as a moderator. Multivariate models indicated that family resilience was associated with parenting stress. Race/ethnicity significantly moderated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Child Rearing, Stress Variables, Parents
Harden, Brenda Jones – Zero to Three, 2008
African American infants have higher rates of child welfare system involvement than any other demographic group. They are overrepresented at every point on the child welfare continuum, from reporting, to substantiation, to foster care placement, to adoption. Racial disparities have also been noted in the services these children receive. This…
Descriptors: African American Children, Placement, Child Welfare, Disproportionate Representation
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Loughlin-Presnal, John; Bierman, Karen L. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Using a longitudinal mediation framework and a low-income sample, this study had 2 aims: (a) to model bidirectional associations between parent academic expectations and child academic outcomes from first through fifth grade, and (b) to explore 3 mediators of parental influence: parent involvement in child schooling, child learning behaviors, and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Correlation, Academic Achievement
Green, Lisa J. – Cambridge University Press, 2011
How do children acquire African American English? How do they develop the specific language patterns of their communities? Drawing on spontaneous speech samples and data from structured elicitation tasks, this book explains the developmental trends in the children's language. It examines topics such as the development of tense/aspect marking,…
Descriptors: African American Children, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Black Dialects
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Hale, Janice E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article is a review of the literature related to the cognitive, learning, behavioral, and cultural styles of African American children. This is an assessment of the progress that has been made since 1982 when my first book was published. Several flaws in the creation of the science that undergirds learning styles research related to African…
Descriptors: African American Children, Cognitive Style, Measurement Techniques, Academic Achievement
Larmie, Justin R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Improved academic performance, among many other factors, has been linked in the research to parental involvement. Unfortunately, many view African-American parents as uninvolved because of the activities in which they choose to participate. This study is a narratological case study that examines the perceptions of African-American parents in…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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