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Hao, Yijun; Fleer, Marilyn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2016
Based on a cultural-historical perspective, where play is conceptualized as the creation of an imaginary situation, the study reported in this paper examines how parent-child playful interactions create shared imaginary situations for mediating scientific learning. The main focus of this paper is to reveal sign-mediated learning process through…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Fantasy, Parent Child Relationship
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Byun, Tara McAllister – Journal of Child Language, 2012
This study develops the hypothesis that the child-specific phenomenon of positional velar fronting can be modeled as the product of phonologically encoded articulatory limitations unique to immature speakers. Children have difficulty executing discrete tongue movements, preferring to move the tongue and jaw as a single unit. This predisposes the…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Articulation (Speech), Child Language, Language Acquisition
Clemens, Rachael Annette – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative and interpretive inquiry explores the information behavior of birthmothers surrounding the processes of decision-making, coping, and living with the act of child relinquishment to adoption. An interpretative phenomenological analysis methodology is used to reveal the phenomenon as experienced by eight birthmothers, women who…
Descriptors: Mothers, Adoption, Qualitative Research, Behavior
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Mathews, Ben – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The phenomenon of child sexual abuse has significant implications for teachers' pre-service training and professional development. Teachers have a pedagogical role in dealing with abused children, and a legal and professional duty to report suspected child sexual abuse. Teachers require support and training to develop the specialised knowledge and…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Social Environment, Teacher Education
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Shavinina, Larisa V. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1999
Examination of the child prodigy phenomenon suggests it is a result of extremely accelerated mental development during sensitive periods that leads to the rapid growth of a child's cognitive resources and their construction into specific exceptional achievements. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages
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Scherman, Vanessa – Child Care in Practice, 2020
The aim of this scoping review was to map what is known about about the social network composition as a protective or risk factor regarding bullying in schools within developing and emerging countries. Articles from developing and emerging country contexts making use of the terms social networks, social ties, social composition in relation to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Capital, Bullying, Educational Environment
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De Lisser, Tamirand Nnena; Durrleman, Stephanie; Rizzi, Luigi; Shlonsky, Ur – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2016
This article provides the first systematic analysis of early subject omission in a creole language. Basing our analysis on a longitudinal corpus of natural production of Jamaican Creole (JC), we observe that early subject drop is robustly attested for several months. Early subject omission is basically confined to the clause initial position,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creoles, Language Acquisition, Sentences
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Galinsky, Ellen – Young Children, 2012
The central purpose of curriculum, assessment, and teaching, especially in putting them together, is to improve children's and adult's learning. Examples of this came to the author via modern communication media and are being furthered through such technology. Soon after the publication of her book "Mind in the Making" (MITM) in 2010, the author…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Curriculum Based Assessment, Child Development
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Kazakova, A. Yu. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
This study provides an initial classification of information on the social and geographic distribution of children's residential care institutions in Russia, and it characterizes the relationship between this information and the level of criminalization and victimization of minors. We provide data on the number of such residential care facilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Geographic Regions, Children
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DeKorver, Brittland K.; Choi, Mark; Towns, Marcy – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Chemical demonstration shows are a popular form of informal science education (ISE), employed by schools, museums, and other institutions in order to improve the public's understanding of science. Just as teachers employ formative and summative assessments in the science classroom to evaluate the impacts of their efforts, it is important to assess…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Middle Schools
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Liu, Chenying; Munakata, Tsunetsugu; Onuoha, Francis N. – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2005
The mental health of the only-child continues to generate interest in research literature. The present study examines the issue in China, where the one-child phenomenon is highest due to deliberate government policy. Subjects are 299 and 333 students in two high-rank high schools in urban Harebin and rural Qing an Xian, respectively (mean age =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Mental Health, Intimacy
Overholt, Jillisa R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study explored the phenomenon of father-child relationship development within the context of an Outward Bound (OB) family course, an environment that may both disrupt the ordinary aspects of an established relationship, and provide activities to purposefully encourage relationship development through a variety of aspects inherent to the…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Family Relationship, Family Involvement, Parent Child Relationship
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Brennan, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Caring for infants is a significant cultural activity, yet the subjective nature of this work has received little attention in socioculturally informed infant pedagogies. This article presents an alternative way of conceptualising the subjective and affective nature of infant care, and critiques the "downward" sociological focus applied…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Care, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Duncan, Norman; Bowman, Brett – Perspectives in Education, 2008
Despite the widespread condemnation of the practice of child labour, it remains a pervasive phenomenon in developing countries. In such contexts, labour and education often represent competing activities for children. Drawing on a study of child labour located within the critical social science tradition, this article explores insider accounts of…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Agriculture, Academic Aspiration, Developing Nations
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Blain, Leah M.; Muench, Fred; Morgenstern, Jon; Parsons, Jeffrey T. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Objectives: Compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) is an impairing yet understudied clinical phenomenon. The experience of child sexual abuse (CSA) has been implicated as an etiological factor in the development of some cases of CSB (Kuzma & Black, 2008); however, research regarding the role of CSA and related psychopathology in CSB symptomatology has…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Homosexuality
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