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ERIC Number: ED001206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 66
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EARLY-AGE ENTRANCE TO FIRST GRADE.
BONSALL, MARCELLA; AND OTHERS
THREE AREAS WERE CONSIDERED IN "EARLY-AGE ENTRANCE TO FIRST GRADE." FIRST, A LIST OF BACKGROUND MATERIALS USED INCLUDED SENATE NUMBER 723, DELORES DURKIN'S "CHILDREN WHO LEARNED TO READ AT HOME," AND "AN EARLIER START IN READING," JAMES R. HOBSON'S "HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF UNDERAGE PUPILS INITIALLY ADMITTED TO KINDERGARTEN ON THE BASIS OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION," AND SIDNAY L. PRESSEY'S "EDUCATIONAL ACCELERATION--OCCASIONAL PROCEDURE OR MAJOR ISSUE." SECOND, DESCRIPTIVE OUTLINES OF DIFFERENT ARTICLES CONCERNING THE SCREENING AND IDENTIFYING PROCEDURES USED TO ADMIT YOUNGER CHILDREN INTO FIRST GRADE WERE OFFERED. ALSO ARTICLES ENCOURGING THE USE OF ACCELERATION WERE GIVEN. PRESSEY'S ARTICLE, "EDUCATION ACCELERATION--OCCASIONAL PROCEDURE OR MAJOR ISSUE." CLAIMS THAT ACCELERATION DOES NOT ONLY GIVE A STUDENT MORE EDUCATION IN A GIVEN TIME, BUT INCREASES HIS FUNCTIONING ABILITIES. HOBSON'S ARTICLE, "HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF UNDERAGE PUPILS INITIALLY ADMITTED TO KINDERGARTEN ON THE BASIS OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION," STATES THAT SCHOLASTIC PERFORMANCE OF UNDERAGE CHILDREN ADMITTED TO KINDERGARTEN SHOWED A SUPERIORITY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT INCREASED THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. THE THIRD AREA, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INCLUDED BOOKS BY D.A. WORCESTER, "THE EDUCATION OF ABOVE AVERAGE MENTALITY" AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S "GUIDING TODAY'S CHILDREN." SOME OF THE ARTICLES INCLUDED DAN C. SHANNON'S "WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT ACCELERATION" FROM "PHI DELTA KAPPAN," 1957, AND H.R. CONE'S "BROOKLINE ADMITS THEM EARLY,""NATION'S SCHOOLS," 1955.
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles)