Ronald Gallimore

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Family ecology theories mislead if they omit a social constructivist perspective. Parents construct an everyday routine to accommodate values and goals and resources and constraints of their proximal and distal ecology. Ecocultural theory suggests that (a) the most powerful ecocultural features affect everyday routines, (b) whether ecocultural features are(More)
In this study 680 accommodations or proactive efforts to sustain a family environment in 10 ecocultural domains were reliably scored for 102 Euro-American families of young children with developmental delays. The families reported substantial accommodation activity. Results showed that accommodations (a) in the domains of child care and service access were(More)
Families were interviewed about functional accommodations made to sustain daily routines for a child with disabilities. Accommodation intensities were unchanged from ages 3 to 7 and declined from 7 to 11. However, number of accommodation types increased dramatically from 3 to 11. By late childhood, on average, families broadened the scope of their(More)
Child-driven and transactional models of child-family interactions were tested with 80 children who had developmental delays and their families. Children's cognitive competence, personal-social competence, behavior and communication "hassle," and family accommodations to the children were assessed at child ages 3, 7, and 11. Accommodations were summarized(More)
A major focus of the article is the idea that activity settings are in part social constructions of the participants. The socially constructed "meaning" of an activity setting is a complex mix of ecological, cultural, interactional, and psychological features. These features may be observed and assessed, directly and indirectly, in terms of personnel,(More)
ine their students’ learning of the curriculum, for example, they rarely search the research archives to help them interpret their students’ conceptions and misconceptions, plot their students’ learning trajectories, or devise alternative teaching practices that are more effective in helping their students master the curriculum. Although special programs(More)
The relation between child characteristics and parents' developmental expectations for their children with developmental delays at ages 3, 7, and 11 was examined. Parents' developmental expectations were moderately stable over time, tending to decline as children matured. As hypothesized, parents' developmental expectations were associated with child(More)
An Attendance Counselor contacted adults (mediators) who controlled reinforcers for six chronic nonattenders (targets); agreements (deals) were made between mediators and targets that reinforcers would be provided, contingent on school attendance. Absence of the Attendance Counselor from school for a two-week period constituted a reversal condition, after(More)
Do traditional, agrarian values put minority culture children at a disadvantage in North American schools? The available results are mixed. In this chapter we attempt to “unpack” some of the effects of traditional Latin0 family values on their children’s early school adaptation and achievement. Our research suggests that agrarian-origin values, which differ(More)