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Grace, Rebekah; Elcombe, Emma; Knight, Jennifer; McMahon, Catherine; McDonald, Jenny; Comino, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Child development for a cohort of urban Aboriginal children was assessed at three time points: 12 months, 3 years and 4.5 years. This paper reports developmental findings and explores the impact of child, family, home and community variables over time. Overall, child development at 4.5 years was significantly below the standardised mean. Female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Cohort Analysis, Urban Environment
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Ren, Yonggang; Rattanasone, Nan Xu; Wyver, Shirley; Hinton, Amber; Demuth, Katherine – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2016
We investigated typical errors made by Mandarin-speaking children when measured by the Preschool Language Scales-fifth edition, Screening Test (PLS-5 Screening Test). The intention was to provide preliminary data for the development of a guideline for early childhood educators and psychologists who use the test with Mandarin-speaking children.…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Preschool Children
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Lee, Frances Lai Mui; Tracey, Danielle; Barker, Katrina; Fan, Jesmond C. M.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite attempts of educators and policy makers in promoting inclusive education through training and provision of extra resources, it remains unclear what is the most influential factor that may reduce teachers' resistance to and increase their advocacy of inclusive education. Teachers who have been trained in special education are usually…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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King, Michael G.; Newnham, Karyn – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
The label Attachment Disorder (AD) is used as either a description of a child's presentation, or as a diagnostic category. It is unclear whether this label is intended to be identical with the DSM-IV Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnostic category, or if it is a separate diagnosis based on Randolph's Questionnaire and the premises…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Beltman, Susan; Wosnitza, Marold – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study examines the roles other people play in individuals' decisions to enter into teacher education. Elements of social cognitive and situated theoretical approaches to motivation are combined, using a newly developed instrument. Participants were 303 Australian and German teacher education students. They indicated other people who had…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Motivation, Decision Making, Social Influences
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Brownlee, Joanne; Chak, Amy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
Twenty-one in-service early childhood students participated in a teaching practicum in Australia as part of the final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Hong Kong. Students spent two weeks visiting a university and early childhood settings in Australia. The university based component of the program included workshops and discussions with lecturing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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Kuravsky, Lev S.; Malykh, Sergey B. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A technique to study combined influence of environmental and genetic factors on the base of changes in phenotype distributions is presented. Histograms are exploited as base analyzed characteristics. A continuous time, discrete state Markov process with piece-wise constant interstate transition rates is associated with evolution of each histogram.…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Markov Processes, Intelligence Quotient, Genetics