SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 9.7. Examine patterns of moral development during middle childhood.

Gasser, L., & Malti, T. (2012). Children’s and their friends’ moral reasoning: Relations with aggressive behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(5), 358-366.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the interaction between moral development and aggressive behavior.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What influence does friendship have on moral development?
  2. How do friends influence development in general?
  3. What is the homophily hypothesis?
  4. What is the relationship between aggression and moral development in childhood?

LO 9.9. Examine patterns of academic achievement in reading, mathematics, and second languages.

Hemsley, G., Holm, A., & Dodd, B. (2006). Diverse but not different: The lexical skills of two primary bilingual groups in comparison to monolingual peers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 10(4), 453-476.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study evaluated the acquisition of English lexical ability in Year 6 students from Vietnamese and Samoan backgrounds.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is sequential bilingualism? What are the findings on success of learning a second language based on age?
  2. What are the best practices for learning a second language?

How does learning one language influence the learning of a second language?