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ERIC Number: ED017321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 83
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF ACHIEVEMENT--REPORT POPULATION STUDY OF JUNIOR AND SENIOR KINDERGARTEN PUPILS, 1960-61 AND 1961-62.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
THIS DOCUMENT IS A POPULATION STUDY OF JUNIOR (JKP) AND SENIOR (SKP) KINDERGARTEN PUPILS IN TORONTO, CANADA. IT IS TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LONGITUDINAL "STUDY OF ACHIEVEMENT" (PS 000 355) THAT WILL ATTEMPT TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THE EFFECTS OF JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN ON PUPILS' SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT TEND TO DIMINISH FROM GRADE TO GRADE OR TEND TO PERSIST OVER TIME. IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SINGLE VARIABLE OF JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN ON LATER ACHIEVEMENT IN SENIOR KINDERGARTEN, ALL OTHER VARIABLES THAT MIGHT EFFECT ACHIEVEMENT MUST BE CONTROLLED. THE POPULATION STUDY PRESENTED IN THIS DOCUMENT INVOLVED GATHERING PUPIL PROFILE INFORMATION ON JKP AND SKP AND ORGANIZING THIS INFORMATION TO SEE IF THE PUPIL PROFILES DIFFER FOR THE 2 GROUPS. SUCH DIFFERENCES MIGHT REPRESENT VARIABLES, BESIDES JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PARTICIPATION, THAT CAN INFLUENCE ACHIEVEMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE CONTROLLED. AFTER GATHERING INFORMATION ON THE PUPIL HIMSELF AND ON HIS FAMILIAL, SOCIOECONOMIC, AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS FROM 1486 JKP IN 1960-61 AND FROM 7209 SKP IN 1961-62, THE PERCENTAGE OF EACH PUPIL-GROUP THAT PLACED IN THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES WAS DETERMINED. THESE PERCENTAGES INDICATED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PUPIL OR HIS ENVIRONMENT THAT DIFFERED BETWEEN JKP AND SKP. FOUR OF THESE AREAS OF DIFFERENCE, WHICH POSSBILY EFFECT ACHIEVEMENT AND MUST THEREFORE BE CONTROLLED IN THE MAJOR STUDY MENTIONED ABOVE, ARE (1) PUPIL AGE, (2) PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF OLDER SIBLINGS, (3) FATHER'S EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LEVEL, AND (4) THE LANGUAGE OF THE FAMILY AND PUPIL. (WD)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: CANADA; Junior Kindergartens; Ontario (Toronto)