Child Education: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges


Molly De Salis (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU010000

In Child Education: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges, the authors present and discuss the partial results of the first stage of a research study on children’s transition from early childhood education to elementary school.

Next, drawing on findings from a four-year longitudinal study which investigated direct and indirect influences of parental involvement on academic achievement of pupils, social cohesion, and the family-community-school relationship, this compilation focuses on the role of parents as partners in contemporary schooling.

The subsequent study looks for evidence of how school attendance depends upon household circumstances, notably income and education, and how attendances varies with gender and region. Using large sample survey data collected by the National Sample Survey Office for 2011-2012, this analysis aims to address several major issues.

The authors analyse the gender differences in balance, object-control skills and change of direction ability in 9 to 11-year-old children. Gender could be a differentiating factor in the motor competence of children, specifically in static balance and catching ability.

The penultimate chapter describes the gender gaps in the quality education measurement system test and university selection test outcomes within the framework of an observational, comparative, prospective and eight-year follow-up study.

The closing chapter provides an insight into a relatively novel pedagogical method applied within the framework of peer education. This multilateral activity focuses on knowledge, health behavior, attitudes, experience and motivation of youngsters in connection with health promotion programs and community service work.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Guidelines for Early Childhood Education and Teaching Practices: Relationship between Knowing and Doing
(Sabrina Torres Gomes, Fernanda Soares Pereira Andrade da Cruz, Jaciane dos Santos Nascimento and Rian Santana Mota, Collegiate of Pedagogy, Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia, Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. The Influence of Parental Self-Efficacy and Engagement on Educational Relationships in the Primary School
(Alison Kington, PhD, Laura Engel, PhD, and Scott Buckler, PhD, School of Education, University of Worcester, Worcester, England, and others)

Chapter 3. Child Education in India from the Perspective of Parentally Provided Inputs
(Saswati Das, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)

Chapter 4. Motor Skills Difference by Gender in 9- to 11-Year-Old Elementary Education Students
(Josune Rodríguez-Negro and Javier Yanci, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Education and Sport, University of the Baque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Chapter 5. Gender Gaps in the Quality Education Measurement System (SIMCE) Tests and in the University Selection Tests (PSU) Outcomes in Chilean School-Age Children: An Eight-Year Follow-Up Study
(Daniza M. Ivanovic, Yasna Z. Orellana, PhD, Bárbara D. Leyton, Violeta C. Arancibia, PhD, Atilio F. Almagià, Rodrigo B. Valenzuela, PhD, Cynthia R. Barrera, Pablo B. Billeke, PhD, Francisco M. Zamorano, PhD, Claudio F-A. Silva, MD, Cristián G. Larraín, MD, and John S. Carreño, PhD, Laboratory of Nutrition and Neurological Sciences, Human Nutrition Area, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, and others)

Chapter 6. Health Promotion of Children with Interprofessional Approach and Peer Education: Health Education for Young (Z and Alpha) Generations – A Novel Methodological Approach and Its Implementation
(Helga Judit Feith, PhD, and András Falus, PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and others)


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