Who’s at Risk? Expanding the categorical understanding of children at risk of social exclusion through measures of self-esteem – Nordic Social Work Research

ABSTRACT A strong focus on early intervention involves broad categories by which to assess children at risk of social marginalisation. Most of these categories relate to family characteristics and qualities. In this article, we explore social vulnerability from children’s perspectives and consider whether their self-esteem provides evidence for risk of social marginalisation, here understood as … [Read More] Who’s at Risk? Expanding the categorical understanding of children at risk of social exclusion through measures of self-esteem – Nordic Social Work Research

Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights We decomposed pathways from socio-economic disadvantage to mid-childhood academic ability. 2/3 effect of socio-economic disadvantage was direct (not through cognitive ability or self-regulation). The indirect effect was mainly through cognitive ability. Early interventions to improve cognitive ability (but not self-regulation) hold potential. But policies to alleviate social inequality remain essential for inequality reduction. ABSTRACT … [Read More] Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

Parent Training: Effectiveness of the Parents Plus Early Years programme in community preschool settings – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

ABSTRACT Evidenced based parent training (PT) programmes offer an important intervention strategy to improve early behavioural and emotional difficulties for young children. Initial research highlights the benefits of incorporating PT within local community services such as preschools. The present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the Parents Plus Early Years (PPEY) programme when delivered … [Read More] Parent Training: Effectiveness of the Parents Plus Early Years programme in community preschool settings – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

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