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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
The Family Development Research Program (FDRP) was begun as an omnibus effort to serve low-income, low-education families by providing education, nutrition, health, safety, and human service resources for the 108 families initially recruited. Very deprived families were recruited early in the last trimester of pregnancy. All the families had an…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Research Projects, Program Descriptions
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Kirkland, John; Bimler, David; Drawneek, Andrew; McKim, Margaret; Scholmerich, Axel – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Attachment Q-Sort (AQS) is a tool for quantifying observations about toddler/caregiver relationships. Previous studies have applied factor analysis to the full 90 AQS item set to explore the structure underlying them. Here we explore that structure by applying multidimensional scaling (MDS) to judgements of inter-item similarity. AQS items are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Data Analysis, Parent Child Relationship
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Driessen, Geert – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are expected to make an important contribution to the prevention of educational disadvantages stemming from social-ethnic factors. In the present study, three services are central: daycare centers, preschools, and special parent-child programs. Whether or not relations exist between the…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Parents, Individual Characteristics, Elementary Education
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Smith, Susan E. – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Compared willingness to participate in a developmental guidance program among 209 intermediate-grade students. Found that Korean American students indicated more comfort in discussing personal problems than Caucasians, while Caucasian students indicated greater comfort in classroom participation than Korean Americans. The groups were similar in…
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Activities, Counseling Services, Cultural Context
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Fields, Joyce I. – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Assesses Kuwait's progress in meeting the needs of autistic children, discussing the roles of governmental and nongovernmental bodies. Gives an account of the two special schools that are currently known to cater to this disorder. Concludes that little information is available to the general public, and makes recommendations to raise the profile…
Descriptors: Autism, Child Development, Children, Cognitive Development