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Pedagogy - 17.10.2019
Millions more children in West and Central Africa suffering from malnutrition, according to study
The number of malnourished children in West and Central Africa rose by three million in the space of five years, a study shows. Academics from Cardiff University say the research, the first of its kind in the region, also shows no reduction in the number of children experiencing multiple forms of malnutrition and that this multiple burden is much more prevalent than previously thought.

Pedagogy - 08.10.2019
Study examines shifts in fertility rates among Generation X women
A new, Yale-led study examines shifts in fertility behaviors among Generation X women in the United States - those born between 1965-1982 - compared to their Baby Boomer counterparts, and explores whether the fertility of college-educated women is increasing more quickly across cohorts in Generation X than the fertility of their less educated counterparts.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 08.10.2019
Modern Family Roles Improve Life Satisfaction for Parents
Increased equality has a positive effect on mothers and fathers. Thanks to greater freedom to strike an individual balance between caring for children and working in paid employment, mothers and fathers today are happier with their lives than parents were 20 or 30 years ago, a study by sociologists at the University of Zurich has shown.

Health - Pedagogy - 01.10.2019
What is encephalitis’ A new study breaks down the numbers
A study that prompted an editorial in a prestigious journal yesterday highlights leading causes of the brain disease in children and the importance of monitoring, lead authors Dr Philip Britton and Prof Cheryl Jones explain. Encephalitis, which means inflammation of the brain, is a severe disease. Sometimes the inflammation can involve the lining of the brain (the meninges) as well, and is referred to as meningo-encephalitis.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 17.09.2019
Recognizing, Promoting and Understanding Developmental Steps of Small Children
Recognizing, Promoting and Understanding Developmental Steps of Small Children
A new app allows parents to playfully support their children as they explore their surroundings. They can record important motor, cognitive and linguistic milestones and receive scientifically sound information on each step. The app was developed by psychologists at the University of Zurich, who are researching the individual development of children.

Pedagogy - Health - 17.09.2019
Play equipment that gets kids moving
Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children. A study by researchers at The University of Queensland found children who have access to fixed play equipment like swings and slides and fewer electronic devices were more likely to meet national physical activity guidelines.

Pedagogy - 11.08.2019
Language and Learning Lab Helps Develop Researchers
In Erik Thiessen's Infant Language and Learning Lab , Carnegie Mellon University students are taking their first steps into research. The studies are simple and fun for the subjects. While babies sit on parents' laps, they watch a computer display and listen to words or tones. But for the researcher, the work is more intense as they watch the infants' eye movements and code the findings.

Pedagogy - 31.07.2019
Children in care can recover from adversity with the right adoptive environment, research finds
Research on adoptive family life in Wales has revealed the levels of adversity many children have experienced. Academics from Cardiff University analysed social services records of a cohort of children in Wales who were adopted in the same year. Adoptive parents also completed surveys about the children over a four-year period after the placement began, commenting annually on any difficulties the child was having and their parenting.

Pedagogy - 30.07.2019
School segregation worsens for Latino children compared with a generation ago
School segregation worsens for Latino children compared with a generation ago
This story was originally published by the American Educational Research Association. Latino children are likely to enter elementary schools this year with fewer white peers than a generation ago, judging by data reported in a new study published today in Educational Researcher , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Pedagogy - Health - 24.07.2019
Screen time no child's play
Screen time no child’s play
Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under two. A University of Queensland study found some young children might average 50 minutes per day, where the national guidelines called for zero screen time in children under the age of two.

Pedagogy - 28.06.2019
Lack of data on missing migrant children leads to gaps in protection
Lack of data on missing migrant children leads to gaps in protection
A new report highlights the need for better data on migrant deaths and disappearances, particularly those of missing migrant children. This year's Fatal Journeys 4 report , by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and co-edited by University of Bristol academic Ann Singleton , focuses on missing migrant children, giving the growing number embarking on dangerous migrant journeys.

Pedagogy - 27.06.2019
Low UVB exposure in pregnancy linked with higher risk of learning disabilities
Too little sunlight - and specifically UVB exposure - in pregnancy has been linked with a higher risk of learning disabilities. In a new study looking at more than 422,500 school-age children from across Scotland, researchers found that low UVB exposure during pregnancy was associated with risk of learning disabilities.

Pedagogy - 19.05.2019
The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings
As GCSE exam season starts this week, new research has found a positive Ofsted rating can have a surprising negative impact on students. Parents with kids in schools that received a better than expected Ofsted report are much more likely to reduce help with homework and this can have a damaging impact on GCSE results.

Pedagogy - 14.05.2019
Preschool education can benefit generations of families
Early childhood education programs can impact life outcomes in ways that span generations, according to new research from Nobel laureate James Heckman. In a pair of companion papers released this week , the pioneering University of Chicago economist found that the children of those who participated in a landmark 1960s study still saw improvements in education, health and employment.

Pedagogy - 13.05.2019
What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?
Toddlers who are picky about their food are not deficient in essential nutrients compared to their peers when they are teenagers. However, the few children who were persistent picky eaters, those who were less able to change and adapt their eating habits, showed pronounced differences in food intake at the age of 13, including a higher intake of sugar, according to new research published in Nutrition.

Pedagogy - 09.05.2019
Zweisprachige Kinder zeigen feineres Gespür für Gesprächspartner
Bilingual children adapt to the needs of their communication partners better than monolingual children. According to researchers at the University of Zurich, this is because children growing up bilingually have to manage challenging communication situations more often and deal with the differing communication styles of their parents.

Pedagogy - 02.05.2019
Stressed parents rely on junk food for kids
Stressed-out people make bad food decisions, eating higher-calorie foods and eating more often. Stressed-out parents may be making those unhealthy choices for the children who depend on their judgment, new research finds. "Stress makes us choose more energy-dense foods, more comfort food," says University of Wisconsin-Madison nursing professor Myoungock Jang.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 25.03.2019
Is time-out damaging your child?
Is time-out damaging your child?
Time-out as a method of discipline for toddlers and young children is a hot topic among parents and educators. Is it harmful? Does it damage the attachment bond between parent and child? New research says no. It is still one of the most effective discipline strategies. Research from the University of Sydney has found that the correct use of 'time-out' as a form of discipline does not harm a child's mental health, but rather increases well-being and happiness.

Pedagogy - 14.03.2019
Report examines origins and nature of 'maths anxiety'
Report examines origins and nature of ’maths anxiety’
A report out today examines the factors that influence 'maths anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys. While every child's maths anxiety may be different, with unique origins and triggers, we found several common issues among both the primary and secondary school students Denes Szucs The report was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, with additional support from the James S McDonnell Foundation.

Pedagogy - Innovation / Technology - 12.03.2019
Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time
The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less - but not in shared activities such as watching TV and eating. The increase is in what is called 'alone-together' time, when children are at home with their parents but say they are alone.

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