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Achievement Gaps Start Early: Preschool Can Help

W. Steven Barnett and Cynthia E. Lamy

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

W. Steven Barnett and Cynthia E.Lamy describe how access to high-quality earlychildhood education is crucial for closing the opportunity gap. Differences in achievement test scores and high school ... More


The Basics of Brain Development

Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass

in Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389944
eISBN:
9780190255718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers some of the major events that contribute to the development of the human brain from its early embryonic state through adolescence. It begins by reviewing the fundamental ... More


Brain electrophysiological studies of theory of mind

Mark A. Sabbagh

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Brain electrophysiological methods provide a low-cost non-invasive way to study the neural mechanisms supporting theory of mind reasoning across the lifespan. Here I review studies that use the ... More


Childcare and early years

Christine Skinner

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Asking the question of whether attendance at a formal childcare/early-education setting has a positive impact on child outcomes is easy. However it is fiendishly difficult to find answers. This ... More


Children 3–5 Years of Age: Themes

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 18 children — 11 girls and 7 boys — aged 3 to 5 years. They came from 18 families, and their surviving parents were 15 mothers and ... More


Collaborative Research on Emergent Literacy: Capturing Complex Mixed Methods Data and Tools for Their Integration and Analysis

Eli Lieber

in Methods That Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226328522
eISBN:
9780226328836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328836.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

There has been a recent explosion in the implementation of mixed method research strategies as teams increasingly seek to cross-disciplinary boundaries in their work. ‘Mixed Methods’ research is ... More


Commentary: Personalization

Peggy J. Miller and Grace E. Cho

in Self-Esteem in Time and Place: How American Families Imagine, Enact, and Personalize a Cultural Ideal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199959723
eISBN:
9780190698898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199959723.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 12, “Commentary: Personalization,” discusses the process of personalization, based on the portraits presented in Chapters 8–11. Personalization is not just a matter of individual variation; ... More


Conclusion I

Ross E. Cheit

in The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931224
eISBN:
9780199355853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This short chapter summarizes the discussions in Part I of the book. The McMartin preschool case defined a period of child abuse cases that started in the early 1980s and ended a decade later. These ... More


The Culture of Child Care: Attachment, Peers, and Quality in Diverse Communities

Kay E. Sanders and Alison Wishard Guerra (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190218089
eISBN:
9780190218102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218089.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book investigates whether the former articulations accepted by the early childhood canon regarding definitions of quality, models of relationship outside the home, and peer relations in the ... More


Delinquency and Daycare

David R. Katner

in Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721377
eISBN:
9780814721384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the importance of quality daycare, including after-school programs through high school, for children. More specifically, it considers the relationship between daycare and ... More


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