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Vallotton Claire, Harewood Tamesha, Ayoub Catherine, Pan Barbara A., Mastergeorge Ann M., Brophy-Herb Holly, Q4 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between parenting stress and language development of boys and girls, the mediating role of Early Head Start participation, and variation by gender in that relationship, based on data from 3,001 study participants…
Vitiello Virginia E., Booren Leslie M., Downer Jason T., Williford Amanda P., Q2 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the variation in preschool children's positive and negative engagement with teachers, peers, and tasks, and of the relationship between engagement and both classroom activity settings and child's age and gender, based on data from…
Pardhan Almina, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the role of teacher-student interactions in early childhood classrooms in the development of young children's gender identities, based on teacher interviews and observational data from 7 teachers and approximately 120 children in 4…
Chun Katie, Harris Erin, January 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A review of research studies on six out-of-school time programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for girls
Greenwood Charles R., Walker Dale, Buzhardt Joseph F., December, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between patterns of growth in communication and gender, Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) status, and home language environment and a second study of patterns of growth in gestures, vocalizations, and single- and…
Arlemalm-Hagser Eva, December, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of the implementation of gender parity values in the context of preschool play and learning, based on observations of staff at 4 preschools in Sweden
Janmohamed Zeenat, Fall 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of approaches to early childhood training and practice in Ontario and their relationship to normative forms of gender identity and sexual orientation, and an argument for a more inclusive conceptualization of gender identity and sexual…
Greenberg Ariela, August, 2010
Reports & Papers
Differential item functioning (DIF) and differential distractor functioning (DDF) are methods used to screen for item bias (Camilli & Shepard, 1994; Penfield, 2008). Using an applied empirical example, this mixed-methods study examined the…
Ou Suh-Ruu, Reynolds Arthur J., August 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of the relationship between gender and other factors (cognitive advantage, family support, social adjustment, motivational advantage, and school support) that account for the link between educational attainment and participation in…
Palmer Anna, June 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A feminist poststructuralist discourse analysis of young children's constructions of their gendered subjectivities in relation to mathematics, based on a report by one early care and educatioin teacher as part of the Investigative Pedagogy -…
Spjeldnes Solveig, Koeske Gary, Sales Esther, April 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationships between the children?s social skills, gender, interparental conflict and teacher support for 170 middle class children attending a preschool based on data from a survey of their mothers
Blaise Mindy, March 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploratory study of children's understandings of gender and sexuality from an analysis of transcripts of discussions with children at a child care center, teacher interviews, and field notes
Moyers Stephanie, Spring 2010
Reports & Papers
A survey of teacher perspectives and practices regarding the instruction and engagement of boys in reading activities, based on data collected from a small selection of teachers and assistant teachers working in classrooms of children ages birth…
Eckenrode John, Campa Mary I., Loch Joan M., Henderson Charles R. (Charles Roy), Cole Robert, Kitzman Harriet J., Anson Elizabeth, Sidora-Arcoleo Kimberly, Powers Jane Levine, Olds David L., January, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine the effect of prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation on the life course development of 19-year-old youths whose mothers participated in the program. Design: Randomized trial. Setting: Semirural community in New York.…
Holmes Robyn M., Procaccino Jill K., December 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of preschool children?s outdoor play preferences based on over 40 naturalistic observations of a sample of 20 male and 20 female 3- and 4-year-olds on an outdoor playground over 10 months