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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Richter, Mechthild; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is a sensitive phase in the life of a child, especially within vulnerable groups such as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD characteristics, such as the refusal to change or social interaction difficulties, present challenges to the transition not only for the students themselves, but…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The current study uses nationally representative data drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to estimate a structural equation model that examines the associations among parents' academic and behavior-oriented school readiness beliefs, home- and school-based parental involvement, and children's academic achievement…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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Kanani, Zahed; Adibsereshki, Narges; Haghgoo, Hojjat Allah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-monitoring training on the motivation of elementary school students with dyslexia. This quasi-experimental study was conducted along with a pre-test, post-test, with a control group and a follow-up test. 32 students with dyslexia (2nd to 5th grades) were chosen and divided into two…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Management, Training, Academic Achievement
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Neitzel, Carin; Alexander, Joyce M.; Johnson, Kathy E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study investigated children's interest-based activities in the home during the preschool years and their subsequent academic self-regulation behaviors in school. Children's home activities were tracked for 1 year prior to kindergarten entry. Based on their profiles of activities, children (109) were assigned to one of four interest groups:…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Kindergarten, Profiles, Creativity
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Määttä, Elina; Mykkänen, Arttu; Järvelä, Sanna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate children's self- and social perceptions of success to identify how success could be promoted in a classroom context. Using a participatory approach, this study explored children's subjective experiences with success in 41 learning situations selected by researchers (Phase 1: self-perceptions) and 48…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Foster children have been identified as one of the most high-risk groups for academic failure in schools today. However, a small number of foster youth are beating the odds by achieving academically. How are they able to overcome tremendous barriers and succeed? This phenomenological study reports the findings of former foster youth and their P-12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foster Care, At Risk Students, Phenomenology
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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the perceptions of former and current foster youth about the barriers they encountered during their K-12 education, and to learn how they overcame these obstacles and achieved academic success. The study included in-depth interviews of 11 participants, all of whom were current or former…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Casbergue, Renée M.; Bedford, April Whatley; Burstein, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Use of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is increasing across the United States as an important indicator of the quality of programs for young children. Professional development is required to facilitate teachers' understanding of the instructional behaviors upon which they will be judged. This study investigated the use of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Educational Assessment, Teaching Methods
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Kidd, Julie K.; Carlson, Abby G.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Boyer, Caroline E.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
A test of the effectiveness of patterning instruction was conducted with 140 first-graders. First, 383 first-graders from 20 classes were screened on a patterning test. The eight in each class who scored worst were given individual 15-minute lessons on patterning or reading or mathematics or social studies three times weekly for a period of 6 1/2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Guerrero, Shannon M.; Palomaa, Kimberly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
In an attempt to further understand connections between children's proficiency and development with single- and multidigit addition, this study investigated the conceptualizations and solution strategies of 26 first-graders presented with several single-digit, multiple addend addition problems. The changes in students' solution strategies over the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods, Grade 1
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