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Hu, Bi Ying; Johnson, Gregory Kirk; Teo, Timothy; Wu, Zhongling – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research on the screen time of young children and its relationship to their cognitive and social development is controversial. Based on a stratified, random sample of 579 five-year-old children in Guangdong, China, this study explores the relationship between the screen time of Chinese children and their cognitive and social development.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Reed, Helen C.; Hurks, Petra P. M.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Jolles, Jelle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigates how shared picture book storytelling within a peer-group setting could stimulate causal reasoning in children aged 4½ to 6 years. Twenty-eight children from preschool classes of three schools were allocated to one of six groups (four to five children per group). Each group participated in six storytelling sessions over a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Picture Books, Story Telling, Comparative Analysis
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Chang, Mido; Park, Boyoung; Singh, Kusum; Sung, Youngji Y. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
The study examined the longitudinal association of parental involvement in Head Start parent-focused programs, parenting behaviors, and the cognitive development of children by specifying two longitudinal growth models. Model 1 examined the longitudinal effects of the parental involvement in three Head Start parenting programs (parenting classes,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Stimulation, Socialization, Mothers
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Kamii, Constance; Miyakawa, Yoko; Kato, Yasuhiko – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2004
To study the developmental interrelationships among various aspects of logico-mathematical knowledge, 80 one- to 4-year-olds were individually asked to build "something tall" with 20 blocks. Percentages of new and significant behaviors increased with age and were analyzed in terms of the development of logico-mathematical relationships. It was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Games
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Manning, Maryann; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined children's notions about segments of written sentences. Subjects watched a sentence being written and listened to it being read. The interviewer then asked questions about each word--whether or not it was written and, if so, where. Found that children used word order before phonics to figure out what was written in each segment of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Emergent Literacy, Literacy
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Harris, Yvette R.; Krupinski, K. Jeanine; Johnson, Verda R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Identified strategies mothers use while engaged in an animal categorization activity with their preschool children. Examined the children's verbal behavior. Found that mothers' strategy use varied according to the type of information being taught. Determined the relationship between maternal strategies and verbalizations. (JPB)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Chen, Hsiu-Ling; Ispa, Jean M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Examined 4- and 5-year-old preschoolers' responses to hypothetical scenarios in which their mothers and preschool teachers issued opposing commands. Found that children's responses were affected by different factors depending on where the questioning took place: at home or at their child care centers. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Cognitive Development, Mothers, Obedience
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Coplan, Robert J.; Wichmann, Cherami; Lagace-Seguin, Daniel G.; Rachlis, Lorne M.; McVey, Marianna K. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Explored differences in the social and cognitive development of 4-year-olds in junior kindergarten taught by differentially educated instructors. Found that children taught by early childhood educators with 2-year college degrees in early childhood education and those taught by teachers with a university teaching certificate did not differ in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Computation, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Fang, Zhihui; Cox, Beverly E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Examined preschool children's self-management as they engaged in a literacy task of constructing an "autonomous" text for others to read. Analyzed texts for their holistic quality, and identified metacognitive utterances surrounding the texts, which showed the development of metacognition and its indications for preschoolers. (JPB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Metacognition, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Bernstein, Jeffrey; Zimmerman, Toni Schindler; Werner- Wilson, Ronald Jay; Vosburg, Jill – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Examined the impact of an 8-week intervention program designed to reduce racial/ethnic stereotyping among preschoolers varying in classification skill. Found that children in the experimental group had increased in classification skills at posttest and were less likely to sort photo cards by race/ethnicity and more likely to sort them by gender…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classification, Cognitive Development, Cultural Pluralism
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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
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Dunn, Loraine; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Explored the environment for literacy in day-care centers, its relationship with traditional measures of day-care quality, and its influence on children's cognitive and language development. Observations in 30 community-based day-care classrooms revealed relatively impoverished literacy environments. Found that both day-care quality and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Day Care, Day Care Effects
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