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The Power Of Family Literacy. G1985, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Power Of Family Literacy. G1985, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Children exposed to reading and storytelling at home have greater success in school. Second in a series of nine, this NebGuide suggests language- and literacy-related activities.

Virtually ...


Sharing Stories, Songs And Books. G1986, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sharing Stories, Songs And Books. G1986, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Learn to share stories, songs and books as a way to help your child’s literacy development. This is the third publication in a series of nine.


Relationships: The Heart Of Language And Literacy .G1987, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Relationships: The Heart Of Language And Literacy .G1987, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Learn communication strategies that will help your infant and toddler develop language and literacy skills. This is the fourth publication in a series of nine.

Infants and ...


Car — A Strategy For Learning .G1988, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Car — A Strategy For Learning .G1988, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Use the CAR (Comment, Ask, Respond) strategy for learning to help your child’s literacy development. This is the fifth publication in a series of nine.


Infants And Toddlers —Developing More Than One Language .G1989, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Infants And Toddlers —Developing More Than One Language .G1989, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Toddlers who are learning more than one language benefit from having supportive adults helping them. Learn strategies to assist them in this NebGuide, the sixth in a ...


Symbols In Literacy Development .G1990, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia R. Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Symbols In Literacy Development .G1990, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia R. Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

This NebGuide describes physical and social features of home environments that encourage the development of literacy in young children. It is the seventh of nine NebGuides in ...


Early Literacy Checklist — In The Home .G1991, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Durden 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Early Literacy Checklist — In The Home .G1991, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Follow a checklist of suggested activities and environments to help your child’s literacy development. This is the eighth publication in a series of nine.

This checklist ...


Early Literacy Checklist — Classroom .G1992, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Early Literacy Checklist — Classroom .G1992, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain, Tonia Renee Durden

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

StoryQUEST’s Vision: High-quality early relationships and experiences throughout their daily routines provide each infant and toddler with the tools and skills to build a strong foundation for future school readiness. Families, caregivers, and communities as a whole collaborate to enable all children to become highly competent in language and literacy. This series was developed as part of a national research project — StoryQUEST — through the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University.

Follow a checklist of suggested activities and environments to help your child’s literacy development. This is the last publication in a series of nine.

This checklist ...


Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques .G2004, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy Bosch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques .G2004, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy Bosch

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Communicating effectively with the families of children in child care can help the family, the caregiver and the child.

In the best child care settings, providers and families work as a team. Each brings a unique point of view, and each shows concern for the child’s growth and development. As a child care professional, one of your roles in this partnership is to promote effective communication with families. It is important for child care providers to develop and practice effective communication skills and implement them when communicating with families about their children and their care.


Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants .G2005, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants .G2005, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Families have many issues when it comes to child care and what's best for their child. Learning to communicate effectively with the families of infants in child care benefits the provider, the family and the child.

Families have many adjustments to make as they transition to parenthood. Parenting is a lonely endeavor sometimes. Often families rely more on outside child care, and with that comes the need, particularly for families of infants, to keep the communication lines open between themselves and their child care providers. A variety of techniques can be used to help families and child care providers ...


Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Conflict Mediation Model .G2014, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Conflict Mediation Model .G2014, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

During conflict mediation children learn skills necessary to reach peaceful resolutions. These skills involve communication, compromise, the ability to see how different aspects of a dispute are related, and the ability to consider their own perspective as well as that of another person. At first children need a great deal of support to proceed all the way to a negotiated settlement. The adult mediator provides this support, serving as an instructor. As children learn problem-solving words and procedures, they become increasingly capable of solving problems for themselves. There is evidence that these childhood learnings are maintained throughout the adult years ...


Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Pitfalls To Avoid During Conflict Mediation .G2015, Marjorie Kostelnik, Mary E. Nelson, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Pitfalls To Avoid During Conflict Mediation .G2015, Marjorie Kostelnik, Mary E. Nelson, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

When using conflict mediation, children learn skills necessary to reach peaceful solutions. These skills include communication, compromise, the ability to see how different aspects of a dispute are related, and the ability to consider their own perspective as well as that of another person. At first, children need a great deal of support to proceed all the way to a negotiated settlement. As mediator, provide this support, serving as a model and instructor. As children learn problem-solving words and procedures, they become increasingly capable of solving problems by themselves. There is evidence that these childhood learnings are maintained throughout the ...


Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Aggressive Behavior Of Children .G2016, Marjorie Kostelnik, Sarah Effken Purcell, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Helping Children Resolve Conflict: Aggressive Behavior Of Children .G2016, Marjorie Kostelnik, Sarah Effken Purcell, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary E. Nelson, Eileen M. Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Tonia Renee Durden, John Defrain, Kathy R. Bosch

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

When using conflict mediation, children learn skills necessary to reach peaceful solutions. These skills include communication, compromise, the ability to see how different aspects of a dispute are related, and the ability to consider their own perspective as well as that of another person. At first, children need a great deal of support to proceed all the way to a negotiated settlement. You, as mediator, provide this support, serving as a model and instructor. As children learn problem-solving words and procedures they become increasingly capable of solving problems by themselves. There is evidence that these childhood learnings are maintained throughout ...


Family Involvement For Children With Disruptive Behaviors: The Role Of Parenting Stress And Motivational Beliefs, Carrie A. Semke, S. Andrew Garbacz, Kyongboon Kwon, Susan M. Sheridan, Kathryn Woods 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Family Involvement For Children With Disruptive Behaviors: The Role Of Parenting Stress And Motivational Beliefs, Carrie A. Semke, S. Andrew Garbacz, Kyongboon Kwon, Susan M. Sheridan, Kathryn Woods

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Children with disruptive behaviors are at risk for adverse outcomes. Family involvement is a significant predictor of positive child behavior outcomes; however, little research has investigated parent psychological variables that influence family involvement for children with disruptive behaviors. This study investigated the role of parental motivational beliefs (i.e., role construction and efficacy) as a potential mechanism by which parenting stress impacts family involvement for families of children with disruptive behaviors. Results indicated that parent role construction mediated the relation between parenting stress and all aspects of family involvement examined (i.e., home-based involvement, school-based involvement, and home–school communication ...


Parenting Self-Efficacy And Parenting Practices Over Time In Mexican American Families, Larry E. Dumka, Nancy A. Gonzales, Lorey A. Wheeler, Roger E. Millsap 2010 University of Arizona

Parenting Self-Efficacy And Parenting Practices Over Time In Mexican American Families, Larry E. Dumka, Nancy A. Gonzales, Lorey A. Wheeler, Roger E. Millsap

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

Drawing on social cognitive theory, this study used a longitudinal cross-lagged panel design and a structural equation modeling approach to evaluate parenting self-efficacy's reciprocal and causal associations with parents' positive control practices over time to predict adolescents' conduct problems. Data were obtained from teachers, mothers, and adolescents in 189 Mexican American families living in the southwest U.S. After accounting for contemporaneous reciprocal relationships between parenting self-efficacy (PSE) and positive control, results indicated that parenting self-efficacy predicted future positive control practices rather than the reverse. PSE also showed direct effects on decreased adolescent conduct problems. PSE functioned in an ...


Semantics Centric Solutions For Application And Data Portability In Cloud Computing, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Semantics Centric Solutions For Application And Data Portability In Cloud Computing, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

Cloud computing has become one of the key considerations both in academia and industry. Cheap, seemingly unlimited computing resources that can be allocated almost instantaneously and pay-as-you-go pricing schemes are some of the reasons for the success of Cloud computing. The Cloud computing landscape, however, is plagued by many issues hindering adoption. One such issue is vendor lock-in, forcing the Cloud users to adhere to one service provider in terms of data and application logic. Semantic Web has been an important research area that has seen significant attention from both academic and industrial researchers. One key property of Semantic Web ...


Mobicloud - Making Clouds Reachable: A Toolkit For Easy And Efficient Development Of Customized Cloud Mobile Hybrid Applications, Ashwin Manjunatha, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Mobicloud - Making Clouds Reachable: A Toolkit For Easy And Efficient Development Of Customized Cloud Mobile Hybrid Applications, Ashwin Manjunatha, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Amit P. Sheth, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan

Kno.e.sis Publications

The advancements in computing have resulted in a boom of cheap, ubiquitous, connected mobile devices, as well as seemingly unlimited, utility style, pay as you go computing resources, commonly referred to as Cloud computing. However, taking full advantage of this mobile and cloud computing landscape, especially for the data intensive domains, has been hampered by the many heterogeneities that exist in the mobile space, as well as the Cloud space. Our research attempts to exploit the capabilities of the mobile and cloud landscape by introducing MobiCloud, an online toolkit to efficiently develop Cloud-mobile hybrid (CMH) applications. We define a CMH ...


Nominal Schemas For Integrating Rules And Ontologies, Frederick Maier, Adila A. Krisnadhi, Pascal Hitzler 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Nominal Schemas For Integrating Rules And Ontologies, Frederick Maier, Adila A. Krisnadhi, Pascal Hitzler

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

We propose a description-logic style extension of OWL DL, which includes DL-safe variable SWRL and seamlessly integrates datalog rules. Our language also sports a tractable fragment, which we call ELP 2, covering OWL EL, OWL RL, most of OWL QL, and variable restricted datalog.


Team Coordination As A Mediator Of Stress Appraisals And Team Performance, Gaea Megan Payton 2010 Wright State University

Team Coordination As A Mediator Of Stress Appraisals And Team Performance, Gaea Megan Payton

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Threat stress appraisals can negatively affect individuals by decreasing performance (Gildea, Schneider, & Shebilske, 2007). Performance is also influenced by a team's ability to coordinate tasks (Entin & Serfaty, 1999). This study investigated the link between team stressor appraisals, coordination, and performance. Using a simulated team environment, teams were evaluated on their perceived stress appraisals, coordination as indicated through instant messaging, and team performance. Findings showed that team stressor appraisals were marginally related to coordination and significantly related to performance. Coordination was related to team performance. Further research should be performed using varied levels of a stressful scenario to evaluate the ...


Nanotechnology And Environmental, Health, And Safety: Issues For Consideration, John F. Sargent Jr. 2010 Congressional Research Service

Nanotechnology And Environmental, Health, And Safety: Issues For Consideration, John F. Sargent Jr.

Congressional Research Service Reports

Nanotechnology—a term encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—is focused on understanding, controlling, and exploiting the unique properties of matter that can emerge at scales of one to 100 nanometers. A key issue before Congress regarding nanotechnology is how best to protect human health, safety, and the environment as nanoscale materials and products are researched, developed, manufactured, used, and discarded. While the rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology is believed by many to offer significant economic and societal benefits, some research results have raised concerns about the potential adverse environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanoscale materials.

Some have ...


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