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Clements Douglas H., Vinh Megan E., Lim Chih-Ing, Sarama Julie, 2021
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Research Findings: Educators declare their commitment to high-quality education for all children. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasingly included as critical topics, even for young children. However, there are…
Clements Douglas H., Dumas Denis, Dong Yixiao, Banse Holland W., Sarama Julie, Day-Hess Crystal, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Strategic processes are a form of procedural knowledge in which a child knows how to enact a given strategy that improves their capability in problem solving or learning. The solution strategies children use are critical components of their learning…
Germeroth Carrie, Bodrova Elena, Day-Hess Crystal, Barker Jane, Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Layzer Carolyn J., Winter 2019
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The authors consider mature make-believe play a critical component of childhood that helps children develop new skills and learn to communicate. They argue that, although theoretical accounts of play have emphasized the importance of make-believe…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
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Prior research shows that short-term effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using secondary data from two…
Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, June, 2018
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Myths about early education abound. Many beliefs people hold about early math have a grain of truth in them, but as a whole are not true--they are largely myths. But the myths persist, and many harm children. In this article, we address…

Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, March/April 2018
Reports & Papers
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The current study estimated the causal links between preschool mathematics learning and late elementary school mathematics achievement using variation in treatment assignment to an early mathematics intervention as an instrument for preschool…
Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., Watts Tyler W., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, January, 2018
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Developmental theories often posit that changes in children's early psychological characteristics will affect much later psychological, social, and economic outcomes. However, tests of these theories frequently yield results that are consistent with…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Reports & Papers
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Executive Summary
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
Schenke Katerina, Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
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This is a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
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This preface is an introduction to a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Day-Hess Crystal, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
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The DREME Network was created to advance the field of early mathematics research and improves the opportunities to develop math competencies offered to children birth through age 8 years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. All four main…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
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Although specific interventions in early mathematics have been successful, few have been brought to scale successfully, especially across the challenging diversity of populations and contexts in the early childhood system in the United States. In…
Clements Douglas H., Fuson Karen C., Sarama Julie, Q3 2017
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We address common criticisms of the Common Core State Standards--Mathematics, evaluating them based on comprehensive reviews of existing documentation and research to better ground future debates and to ameliorate negative effects of possible…