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Walberg, Herbert J.; Hulsebosch, Patricia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Discusses the need for evaluating the efficiency of early childhood education programs. Presents a model of educational productivity that specifies nine chief factors which require optimization to increase affective, behavioral, and cognitive learning. (Author/RWB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education
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Pellegrini, A. D.; Perlmutter, Jane C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Describes factor analysis of preschool children's play behavior, as measured by the Smilansky-Parten play matrix. Varimax rotation solution suggests three factors: Dramatic-Constructive Play, Solitary Behavior, and Functional-Constructive Play. Study suggests that these factors represent constructs of preschoolers' play. (Author/RWB)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Development, Education
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Chafel, Judith A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Assumes a process-in-action approach to studying young children's concept of self. Conceptualizes self-concept as spontaneously emerging from social interaction. Pedagogical implications are provided to suggest that teachers can take a number of positive steps toward respecting and enhancing children's attempts to achieve self-other knowledge.…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Competence
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Rogers, Dwight L.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Examines the verbal interactions of one teacher with young children (three to five years old) in a preschool classroom through an analysis of her questions and dialogue. Results indicated this teacher asked questions encouraging open, extended conversations, and maintained natural and child-centered conversations with children. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Dialogs (Language), Language Acquisition