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Processes and Consequences of Peer Collaboration: A Vygotskian Analysis
A sample of 162 children aged from 5 to 9 was pretested to discover each child's “rule” for predicting the movement of a mathematical balance beam. Children then worked alone, with a partner who usedExpand
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Early mathematical experiences: Observing young Black and White children’s everyday activities
Children’s early mathematical experiences play an enormous role in the development of their understanding of mathematics, and serve as a foundation for their cognitive development. In thisExpand
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A window into different cultural worlds: young children's everyday activities in the United States, Brazil, and Kenya.
A powerful means to understand young children's normative development in context is to examine their everyday activities. The daily activities of 79 children (3 years old) were observed, for 20 hrExpand
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Beyond politeness: the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents
We present results from a study about the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents. Four hundred and thirty children, aged 7 to 14 years old (58% female), answered the questions: "What isExpand
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Co-Constructing the transition to school: Reframing the “novice” versus “expert” roles of children, parents, and teachers from a cultural perspective.
Researchers have long recognized that the transition to school for young children is one of the most important steps in their development (Entwisle & Alexander, 1993; Mangione & Speth, 1998; Ramey &Expand
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Still Misused After All These Years? A Reevaluation of the Uses of Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory of Human Development
A theoretical review published in 2009 revealed that scholars who stated that their research was based on Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development rarely used it appropriately.Expand
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1 Constructing childhood Global – local policies and practices
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American and Soviet teenagers' concerns about nuclear war and the future.
THE first survey of American adolescents' attitudes toward nuclear weapons and nuclear war was conducted in 1947.1 Despite World War II's having ended only two years earlier, almost half the 10,000Expand
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Assessing variations in the expression of gratitude in youth: A three-cohort replication in southern Brazil
Children are not born grateful; their understanding and expression of gratitude develops during childhood and adolescence. We used a qualitative measure designed to assess how youth would respond toExpand
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