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Sun, Lina – Children's Literature in Education, 2021
This study offers a critical content analysis of thirty-six contemporary realistic picturebooks featuring transracial Chinese adoption. The theoretical framework of critical literacy highlights significant sociocultural implications of these portrayals: in particular, negative stereotypes and ideologies, in an attempt to call for inclusivity and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Adoption, Racial Differences, Asians
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Coffey, Joseph R.; Shafto, Carissa L.; Geren, Joy C.; Snedeker, Jesse – Child Development, 2022
Previous studies have found correlations between parent input and child language outcomes, providing prima facie evidence for a causal relation. However, this could also reflect the effects of shared genes. The present study removed this genetic confound by measuring English vocabulary growth in 29 preschool-aged children (21 girls) aged…
Descriptors: Mothers, Linguistic Input, Child Language, English
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McCormick, Melanie M.; West, Alycia N. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2022
Melanie McCormick and Alycia West implore educators to engage in thoughtful conversations about transnational adoption in "Seen but not Seen: Supporting Transracial and Transnational Adoptees in the Classroom." The authors draw on their stories of growing up as transracial and transnational adoptees as well as their research on…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Adoption, Childrens Literature, Teacher Responsibility
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Paniagua, Carmen; García-Moya, Irene; Moreno, Carmen – Youth & Society, 2022
There is a need of additional research into the social aspects of adoptees' school experiences. For that purpose, the present study used a sample of adopted (n = 541) and non-adopted (n = 582) adolescents from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Spain. Specifically, we analyzed social support at school (from classmates and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Adolescents
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Borriello, Giulia A.; Ramos, Amanda M.; Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Reiss, David; Shaw, Daniel S.; Leve, Leslie D.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M. – Developmental Science, 2020
The present study uses a parent-offspring adoption design to examine the dual roles of heritable and environmental influences on children's mathematics achievement. Linked sets (N=195) of adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents each completed a measure of mathematics fluency (i.e., simple computational operations). Birth parent…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Influence
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Ramos, Amanda M.; Shewark, Elizabeth A.; Fosco, Gregory M.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Reiss, David; Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Leve, Leslie D.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M. – Developmental Psychology, 2022
Family systems research has identified two key processes (spillover and compensatory), linking interparental relationship quality to the parent-child relationship. However, previous research has focused on the parent as the sole initiator and had not often considered the role of the child in these processes. The present study adds to the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Adoption, Interaction, Toddlers
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Fiorentino, Alice – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
In this paper a context where receptive multilingualism represents a communicative strategy of adjustment in a context of second language acquisition is discussed. The traditional scope of receptive multilingualism has been extended to multilingual environments resulting from an experience of mobility, namely transnational adoptive families.…
Descriptors: Adoption, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Family Environment
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Gustavson, Daniel E.; Friedman, Naomi P.; Stallings, Michael C.; Reynolds, Chandra A.; Coon, Hilary; Corley, Robin P.; Hewitt, John K.; Gordon, Reyna L. – Developmental Psychology, 2021
Individual differences in music traits are heritable and correlated with the development of cognitive and communication skills, but little is known about whether diverse modes of music engagement (e.g., playing instruments vs. singing) reflect similar underlying genetic/environmental influences. Moreover, the biological etiology underlying the…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Prediction
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Yi, Joanne – Journal of Children's Literature, 2021
More than just the movement across borders, transnationalism represents the entwining of past and present and the once discrete notions of the local, national, and global (Kivisto & Faist, 2010; Schiller, 1997). Transnationalism calls for a reconfiguration of identity and settlement that encompasses the realities of immutable linkages across…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Adoption, Picture Books, Global Approach
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Templeton, Fiona; McGlade, Anne; Fitzsimons, Lelia – Pastoral Care in Education, 2022
In terms of data, young people who have been adopted are an invisible population in Northern Ireland schools. With increasing knowledge of the impact of being an adoptee and adverse childhood experiences, and greater understanding of the importance of attachment, more research into the school experience of adopted young people is necessary. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adoption
Harman, Jennifer L. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
The opioid epidemic and related substance abuse reaches far and wide, with many newborns across the country left to endure the consequences. What follows is a unique, first-person account of a "Story From the Field" that highlights the experiences of one mother as she watched her adopted daughter suffer the effects of neonatal abstinence…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior, Neonates, Mothers
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Ruggiano, Carie – Rural Educator, 2022
Currently, there is limited research that centers the voices of youth of Color and their families living and attending school in rural communities in the United States. This lack of representation is even more prominent among rural youth who identify in culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse ways and who reside and attend schools in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Racial Composition
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Fronek, Patricia; Briggs, Lynne – Research Ethics, 2018
Misrepresentation and mischief in the research process can impact on ethical conduct, the validity of findings and deliberately change the outcome. This short report presents a scenario about deliberate interference in adoption research by one organisation seeking accreditation to deliver adoption services. Unbeknown to the researchers, fake…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Problems, Adoption, Foreign Countries
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Baldwin, Aleta – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective: To provide an overview of college health centers' practices surrounding education, counseling and referral after a patient receives a positive pregnancy test. Participants: College health centers that participated in the annual ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey years 2008 to 2014. Methods: Descriptive analyses for items regarding all-options…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, School Health Services, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students
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Hamilton, Paula; Forgacs-Pritchard, Kevin – Education 3-13, 2021
This small-scale study examines the experiences encountered by a group of parents in their endeavours to support their children to settle and thrive, both in family life and school. The study identifies how a 'complex tapestry of relationships' exists both within and beyond adoptive families, which influences children's developmental and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Parent Child Relationship, Foster Care, Parents
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