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Osagie, Johnsto E.; Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
Proposes a national protocol to prevent child abuse and neglect in Africa. Suggests that it be: (1) comprehensive, involving contributions from social service, health, legal, and government agencies; (2) community/neighborhood-based, creating an awareness of family environments; (3) child-centered, taking children seriously as individuals; and (4)…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Used multiple-baseline design to assess the utility of presenting three types of cues when teaching an abstract concept such as colors to three children with autism: plain, label, and symbol. Found colors presented with cues were easier to learn than color without cues. Findings support the need for sensitivity for the highly individualized…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Color, Cues
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Investigated possible priming effect of two neuropsychological tests, the Booklet Category Test (BCT) and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). Obtained counterbalanced order effects on like-aged sample of 63 South African elementary school students (normally- achieving, low-functioning, learning-disabled). Found a significant effect of set-shifting…
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Presents a model for the relationships between poverty and violence. Argues that exposure to violence may lead to more high-risk behaviors in adolescence and adulthood. Offers a psychoeducational framework for understanding the complex issues posed by damaging effects of violence and poverty on children. Recommends school-based prevention programs…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Anger, At Risk Persons, Black Youth
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1997
Considers the definition and assessment of creativity, a framework for understanding what occurs during the creative thinking process, and how the caregiver, educator, or helping professional can develop creativity to find solutions to caregiving or managerial problems. Discusses the attributes of creative individuals, and is the importance of…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Akande, Adebowale; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Relates school and family systems and social network theories to an understanding of children's coping with self to enhance children's self-concept. Suggests several techniques for counseling children with learning and social problems such as poor self-concept or low self-esteem, cheating, truancy, underachievement, school-related tension and…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cheating, Classroom Environment, Coping
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Illustrates the important role that fathers play in their infants' social and emotional development. Notes that not only are infants more socially responsive when they are securely attached to both mother and father but such a secure attachment to the father can help to prevent harmful consequences of insecure attachments. (HTH)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Attitude Change, Child Development, Emotional Development
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
Describes assessment and successful treatment of a preadolescent with erratic toileting behavior and related social skills difficulties. Treatment included monitoring of bowel movements, using a star chart, and applying rewards as positive reinforcement of acceptable behavior. (HTH)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1999
Used Learning Process Questionnaire to examine urban South African students' endorsement of various learning approaches. Found that strategies used by students in Western educational contexts were similar to those used by African counterparts. Urban South African responses, compared with counterparts from Nigeria, Australia, and Hong Kong,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Tested 21 low-functioning children with mental retardation to determine validity of the Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS). Found that the interrater measures within the MAS were essentially uncorrelated and of independent dimensions and that the MAS is not suitable for use with African primary school children. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability, Mental Retardation
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Illustrates the important roles that fathers and mothers play in helping the family to connect and in encouraging their children's autonomy. Claims that fathers have the same physiological response to an infant's cry and go through the same sequence of earliest parental behaviors as mothers. Concludes that there is no biological imperative…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Cultural Context
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1997
Reviews behavioral and cognitive interventions that are potential models for the treatment of anger and impulsivity in brain injured patients, including a multicomponent treatment approach coupled with cognitive interventions. Proposes strategies to establish a therapeutic relationship with angry, impulsive patients. Examines models for treating…
Descriptors: Anger, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Children
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1997
Discusses the role confusion early intervention counselors in South Africa are likely to face, urging a distinction between disciplinary counseling and developmental counseling. Addresses particularly the black counselor's role in South Africa's caregiving system, highlighting the importance of issues of cultural diversity and sensitivity. (EV)
Descriptors: Administration, Blacks, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1999
Tested appropriateness of a multidimensional, hierarchically ordered model of self-concept for an African sample. Subjects were 215 Xhosa-speaking children in South Africa. Responses to self-description questionnaire suggest the importance of cultural-tendency early-childhood socialization in the conceptualization of multidimensional and…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Akande, Adebowale – Early Child Development and Care, 1999
Administered the Simple Adjective Test to 35 black South-African women in early pregnancy to explore association of maternal dominance and male births. Responses revealed that above-average dominance in mothers may be linked to higher number of male births. (LBT)
Descriptors: Infants, Males, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences
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