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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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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety of data were collected: standardized measures, observations, and interviews. The qualitative data revealed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Isabella, Russell A.; Diener, Marissa L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
Self-representations of 1st-, 3rd-, and 5th-graders' social and academic competence were examined in relation to children's personal (grade/age); family (attachment to parents, marital conflict, anxiety related to conflict); and school (teacher appraisals) contexts. Children who reported higher levels of security of attachment to parents and lower…
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Gerard, Maureen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
Multiage settings are alternative educational groupings that promote complexity in young children's thinking. Grouping children across ages and grades encourages interconnectedness in social and intellectual development. This study compared the academic achievement of one group of multiage students to national norms on standardized achievement…
Descriptors: Children, National Norms, Intellectual Development, Academic Achievement