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Wei, Qi; Dilworth-Bart, Janean E.; Miller, Kyle E.; Liesen, Carolyn A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study adopts an intergenerational approach to explore whether mothers' school experiences influence academic readiness through parenting beliefs and parenting quality. Forty-five mothers were categorised as either having a desired or feared school-related identity based on their narratives about past school experiences and the ways they…
Descriptors: Mothers, Student Experience, School Readiness, Identification (Psychology)
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Sonnenschein, Susan; Metzger, Shari R.; Dowling, Rebecca; Baker, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The association between monolingual children's early language abilities and their later reading performance is well established. However, for English language learners, the pattern of associations between early language skills and later literacy is much less well understood for English language learners. This study examined language predictors of…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Hispanic Americans
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Bono, Katherine E.; Sy, Susan R.; Kopp, Claire B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on the associations between family variables and academic and social school readiness in low-income Black children. Analyses drew from the National Institute for Child Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development dataset. The participants included 122 children and their mothers. Data collection occurred…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income Students, African American Students, School Readiness
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Jorgensen, Robyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Informal learning contexts may provide opportunities for adding capital to young children in their years prior to schooling. This paper explores the potential of the early-years swim context to add capital to young children that may position them favourably for the transition to school. Using Bourdieu's notion of capital, the paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Young Children, Adjustment (to Environment), Transitional Programs
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McBride, Brent A.; Dyer, W. Justin; Laxman, Daniel J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The purpose of this study was to longitudinally examine the relationship between father involvement in school settings and student achievement. The sample, pulled from the first and second waves of the PSID-CDS data set, consisted of 596 families with children aged 5-12 at time 1. Results revealed variations in the relationship between father…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Children