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The home language environment and language abilities were compared between children with ASD and children with typical development, both from newcomer families. Children were in elementary school, mostly 6 and 7 year olds. The goal was to understand if there were differences in bilingual...
There has been a decline in children’s free-play participation, despite the importance of this experience for their health and development (Gleave, 2009). Parents can facilitate a range of free-play experiences (Sleddens et al., 2012) through their pivotal role in children’s lives (Hertzman &...
The World in an Object Lesson: Visual Pedagogies in Children's Literature Produced for the 1893 Columbian ExpositionDownload
The World in an Object Lesson addresses the ways in which nineteenth-century reading audiences of the United States were taught to make sense of the visual stimulus of worlds fairs. The Object Lesson was one visual method which was both promoted and critiqued in the material culture of the...
PEG funded in 2018: two in-depth case studies will evaluate use of Lego Mindstorm robots and teaching materials developed specifically for these as math aids, by students with hand-based disabilities, their teachers, and Assistive Technology team. Quantitative data collected will include 1)...
This Master’s thesis considers Deborah Ellis’s Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli children speak and The Breadwinner series, works that have stirred lively debate about childhood, children’s literature, and censorship. These two works are the product of Ellis’s travels to Afghanistan, Israel...
Mounting evidence indicates that early childhood experiences have lifetime consequences for adult functioning and therefore the wellbeing of societies. Early childhood life is also considered the most effective and cost-efficient time for preventing inequalities in human life. Despite the large...
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: This project will test how children develop the ability to convey viewpoint in gestures. Children's language learning has been shown to be inextricably intertwined with their use of gestures. We expect that children's choice of viewpoint in gestures will change as they get...
Hope is recognized as an important aspect of human growth, change and wellbeing (Erikson, 1964, 1968, 1985; Turner, 2005). Hope has been defined as the anticipation that one’s future will be both meaningful and desirable (Stephenson, 1991) and is acknowledged as essential to daily life (Erikson,...
“Don’t Step on Each Other’s Words”: Aboriginal Children in Legitimate Peripheral Participation With MultiliteraciesDownload
This study is an examination of the multiple literacy practices of four Aboriginal children in a Western Canadian prairie urban classroom. It is framed using sociocultural theory that posits that the literacy learning of children occurs in a social environment through a co-constructed,...
The purpose of this thesis was to explore the perspectives of sport parents to understand factors, in particular messages that impact parents and their decisions within the context of children’s sport and free play. Guided by interpretive description (ID), data were collected through interviews...