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Coldren, Jeffrey T. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Children's ability to shift behavior in response to changing environmental demands is critical for successful intellectual functioning. While the processes underlying the development of cognitive control have been thoroughly investigated, its functioning in an ecologically relevant setting such as school is less well understood. Given the alarming…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Self Control
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Piche, Genevieve; Fitzpatrick, Caroline; Pagani, Linda S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Identifying early precursors of body mass index (BMI) and sports participation represents an important concern from a public health perspective and can inform the development of preventive interventions. This article examines whether kindergarten child self-regulation, as measured by classroom engagement and behavioral regulation, predicts healthy…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Public Health
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Chen, David – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2010
This article describes an experiment utilizing a research and development strategy to design and implement an innovative school for the future. The development of Cramim Elementary School was a joint effort of researchers from Tel-Aviv University and the staff of the school. The design stage involved constructing a new theoretical framework that…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Schools, Action Research, Learning Processes