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Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) are a means by which the provision of ecosystem services and sustainability of agricultural production systems may be enhanced. However, achieving widespread adoption of BMPs may require policy intervention because studies have shown that the adoption and...
Children adopted from China (CAC) undergo a unique form of language acquisition, which may put them at risk for later language difficulties. Twenty-nine North American children, adopted from China prior to two years of age, were assessed at three time points in order to identify early predictors...
Children adopted from China (CAC) have a unique path of language development, as they are cast abruptly into a new ambient language, typically with limited or no ongoing exposure to their birth language. They often face additional risks of speech and language delays due to a history of...
A multiple case history and systematic review of adoption, diffusion, implementation and impact of provincial daily physical activity policies in Canadian schoolsDownload
Background: Few children meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, and are therefore at increased risk for overweight/obesity and adverse health outcomes. To increase children’s opportunities for PA, several Canadian provinces have adopted school-based daily PA (DPA) policies. It is not clear...
This study investigates the language, academic and social skills of 36 school-aged children and adolescents who were adopted from China as infants and toddlers. All participants were part of previous studies by Pollock (2005), Pollock &Yan (2009) and Pollock, Fleming & Gerke (2011). Standardized...
This thesis investigates three areas under the theme of household structure, climate change and livelihoods in southern Africa. The use of female-headship to identify vulnerable subgroups and to direct poverty-alleviation policies is a contentious issue in the literature. In the first paper of...
Adoption of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: Assessing Organizational Behaviour Change in Childcare OrganizationsDownload
In 2008, the Alberta Government released the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth as a resource for childcare facilities to translate nutrition recommendations into practical food choices. Using a multiple case study method, early adoption of the guidelines was examined in two...
Academic Skills of Children Adopted from China: School-age Follow-up
This study investigated the academic skills of 68 school-age children adopted from China as infants/toddlers.