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Handbook of Research on Schools, Schooling, and Human Development

Edited by: Judith L. Meece , Jacquelynne S. Eccles

Print publication date:  May  2010
Online publication date:  June  2010

Print ISBN: 9780805859485
eBook ISBN: 9780203874844
Adobe ISBN: 9781135283872

10.4324/9780203874844
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Children spend more time in school than in any social institution outside the home. And schools probably exert more influence on children’s development and life chances than any environment beyond the home and neighbourhood. The purpose of this book is to document some important ways schools influence children’s development and to describe various models and methods for studying schooling effects. Key features include:

  • Comprehensive Coverage – this is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about schools as a context for human development. Topical coverage ranges from theoretical foundations to investigative methodologies and from classroom-level influences such as teacher-student relations to broader influences such as school organization and educational policies.
  • Cross-Disciplinary – this volume brings together the divergent perspectives, methods and findings of scholars from a variety of disciplines, among them educational psychology, developmental psychology, school psychology, social psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and educational policy.
  • Chapter Structure – to ensure continuity, chapter authors describe 1) how schooling influences are conceptualized 2) identify their theoretical and methodological approaches 3) discuss the strengths and weaknesses of existing research and 4) highlight implications for future research, practice, and policy.
  • Methodologies – chapters included in the text feature various methodologies including longitudinal studies, hierarchical linear models, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and mixed methods.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Schools as a Context of Human Development Download PDF
Chapter  2:  An Ecological View of Schools and Development 1  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Classroom Environments and Developmental Processes Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Linking the Classroom Context and the Development of Children’s Memory Skills Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Learner-Centered Practices Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Students’ Relationships with Teachers Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Challenges and Promise of Research on Classroom Goal Structures Download PDF
Chapter  8:  School Contexts that Promote Students’ Positive Development Download PDF
Chapter  9:  School Contexts and the Development of Adolescents’ Peer Relations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Individual and Contextual Influences on Bullying Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Transition to School in Rural America Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Literacy Development in the Transition to School Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Middle School Transitions and Adolescent Development Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Bringing Rigor to the Study of Rigor Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Socioeconomic Status Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Expectations, Stereotypes, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Classroom and School Life Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Schooling of African American Children Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Parental and School Influences Promoting Academic Success among Latino Students Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Schooling, Cultural Diversity, and Student Motivation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Issues in Studying the Effects of Retaining Students with High-Stakes Promotion Tests Download PDF
Chapter  21:  School Calendars and Academic Achievement Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developmental and Educational Role of Recess in School Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Protect, Prepare, Support, and Engage Download PDF
Chapter  24:  After-School Program Participation and Children’s Development Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Parents’ Involvement in Children’s Schooling Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Yale Child Study Center School Development Program 1  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Success for All Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Talent Development Middle Grades Model Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Impact of Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction on Students’ Reading Motivation, Reading Engagement, and Reading Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Taking “Steps” toward Positive Social Relationships Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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