The social competence of Latino kindergartners and growth in mathematical understanding.

  title={The social competence of Latino kindergartners and growth in mathematical understanding.},
  author={Claudia L Galindo and Bruce Fuller},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={46 3},
We know that social competence contributes to young children's adaptation to, and cognitive learning within, classroom settings. Yet initial evidence is mixed on the social competencies that Latino children bring to kindergarten and the extent to which these skills advance cognitive growth. Building from ecocultural and developmental-risk theory, this paper shows children's social competence to be adaptive to the normative expectations and cognitive requirements of culturally bounded settings… CONTINUE READING


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