The responsibility of adults in case of early bullying behaviour in a multicultural kindergarten
For children with a multicultural background, being the subject of bullying or bullying others may depend on environmental factors in the kindergarten – such as a sense of belonging, relationships with peers as well as communication and relationships with adults.
The importance of self-regulation
What is self-regulation? What influences the development of self-regulation? Get the answers in Professor Megan McClellands lecture "The Importance of Self-Regulation for Short- and Long-Term Success".
Girls are better than boys are at regulating their own behaviour
Research: Girls with wealthy and highly educated parents score the highest on self-regulation tests. Researchers believe boys and girls may be given unequal attention - both by parents and day care staff.
Stimulation of competence areas in kindergartens
Underachievement in school and truancy, which result in considerable social and economic burdens both personally and for society, may be traced to characteristics of the children as early as when they attend kindergartens.
Language problems result in solitary play
Research: Playing and social interactions are important for children’s development. Children with language problems often become outsiders and thus miss out on valuable experiences.
Day care centres in Norway – a growth sector
In Norway all children aged one-five years are offered a place in a day care centre (in Norwegian: barnehage) at a reduced price.
Teaching of adults in a relational perspective
Research: Interactions between children and adults may be improved when teachers learn about the development of good relationships and how this may help improve the children’s achievements.
Tablet computer based assessment with young children in SKOLEKLAR
Researchers in SKOLEKLAR (Getting Ready for School) have collaborated with NettOp (the Division for internet based learning) at The University in Stavanger in developing an app for data collection among 5- and 6-year old children. Here you can see Professor Ingunn Størksen demonstrate this tablet computer based app.
Self-regulation leads to academic achievement
The renowned American researcher Megan McClelland, who recently visited the University of Stavanger, states that good academic abilities in children are not enough to guarantee academic achievement.