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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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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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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The home visiting component of early childhood education programs provides an important portal through which to observe family interactions as well as gain insights about the ethnotheories of the home visitor. Home visits were videotaped in the United States and in Turkey to analyze training and program effectiveness. One striking feature of this…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Video Technology
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale measuring meaning-related and print-related reading interactions and examined their associations with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Dexter, Casey A.; Stacks, Ann M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examined relations between parenting, shared reading practices, and child development. Participants included 28 children (M = 24.66 months, SD = 8.41 months) and their parents. Measures included naturalistic observations of parenting and shared reading quality, assessments of child cognitive and language development, and home reading…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Low Income Groups
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Vu, Jennifer A.; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Using narrative story-completion tasks with a sample of 97 preschool-age Mexican-heritage children from a large urban area, the authors examined differences in children's representations about their mothers and teachers. The authors also looked at teachers' perceptions to determine whether teachers viewed children in the same way as children…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Urban Areas
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Brown, P. Margaret; Byrnes, Linda J.; Raban, Bridie; Watson, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study investigated the home literacy environments (HLEs) of 4-year-old children attending an early childhood program prior to school entry and the association between the HLE and children's interests in and attitudes to literacy. One hundred and thirty-eight parents and 140 children participated in the study. Parents completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Childhood Interests, Reading Habits
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Howes, Carollee; Vu, Jennifer A.; Hamilton, Claire – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Continuity and intergenerational transmission of representations of attachment were examined in a longitudinal sample of 88 Mexican immigrant mothers and their children who participated in the local intervention group of the Early Head Start Evaluation Study. The authors interviewed mothers with the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and Parent…
Descriptors: Mothers, Disadvantaged Youth, Attachment Behavior, Mexican Americans
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Chang, Mido; Park, Boyoung; Singh, Kusum; Sung, Youngji Y. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
The study examined the longitudinal association of parental involvement in Head Start parent-focused programs, parenting behaviors, and the cognitive development of children by specifying two longitudinal growth models. Model 1 examined the longitudinal effects of the parental involvement in three Head Start parenting programs (parenting classes,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Stimulation, Socialization, Mothers