McGuire publishes in Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Leah McGuire, Educational Psychology assistant professor, has co-authored "Bien Educado: Measuring the Social Behaviors of Mexican American Children" with Margaret Bridges & Shana Cohen Hiro Yamada, Bruce Fuller, Laurie Mireles, and Lynn Scott (all of University of California, Berkeley). The report is to be published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
According to McGuire, "the paper is exciting because in it we develop a scale for use in multicultural kindergarten classroom to assess students preparation from school in terms of socialization. The scale and interpretation guide will be included in the upcoming volume of ECRQ. It includes a parent and teacher version of the scale. We used it to compare white teachers opinions on socialization of Mexican American students compared to that of their Latino parents. We found significant differences in the opinions of the teachers versus parents. The scale will be used in the future to create further dialogue between Latino parents and (mostly) White teachers about socialization for schooling in the U.S."