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Im-Bolter, Nancie; Zadeh, Zohreh Yaghoub; Ling, Daphne – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Studies have demonstrated the association between parenting style and children's academic achievement, but the specific mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear. The development of skills that lay the foundation for academic success might be found in early parent-child interactions that foster language competence. Early negative…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Attitudes, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Shing, Richard Wong Kwok; Perry, Conrad; MacWhinney, Brian; Oi-ling, Irene Wong – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
There is little consensus among different early childhood education stakeholders in Hong Kong on whether it is beneficial or detrimental for children to receive an English bilingual education before the age of 6. This longitudinal study investigated the issue of potential "detrimental effects of learning English" on Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Kindergarten
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Adamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.; Patel, Reena; Sallah, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Speech and language difficulties in British pre-school children from disadvantaged backgrounds have become increasingly prevalent over the last decade. Consequently, there has been a growing demand for a British standardised speech and language screening tool that is reliable and valid. In 2000, to fulfil the need of an appropriate tool that could…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Reliability, Correlation
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Bono, Katherine E.; Dinehart, Laura H. Bolzani; Dobbins, Dionne R.; Claussen, Angelika H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
Proximal environmental variables illustrate aspects of the environment that are experienced directly and specifically by the child. The current study examined the associations between three proximal environmental variables: (1) quality of the home environment, (2) regularity of family routines and (3) frequency of parenting daily hassles and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Cocaine, Parent Child Relationship