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ERIC Number: ED017322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF ACHIEVEMENT--JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN, WHO IS SERVED AND WHO GOES.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
IN THE TORONTO SCHOOL SYSTEM IN 1961-1962 THERE WERE 8,684 CHILDREN IN SENIOR KINDERGARTEN. NINETY-EIGHT OF THE STUDENTS WERE NOT TORONTO RESIDENTS AND SO WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ANALYSIS. THERE WERE 3,839 OF THESE CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOLS WHICH PROVIDED JUNIOR KINDERGARTENS, BUT OF THIS NUMBER ONLY SLIGHTLY OVER 1/3 ACTUALLY ATTENDED JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN. TWO QUESTIONS POSED WERE, (1) WHAT SORT OF PARENTS (BY POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS) HAD JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN AVAILABLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN, AND (2) WHAT WERE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PARENTS WHO WERE ACTUALLY SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN. THE 3 TYPES OF POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS STUDIED WERE CULTURAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND FAMILIAL. IT WAS FOUND THAT MORE JUNIOR KINDERGARTENS WERE AVAILABLE IN AREAS WHERE THE CHILD SPOKE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT ENGLISH. HOWEVER, IN COMPARING WHO ENROLLED AND WHO DID NOT, A CHILD FROM AN ENGLISH SPEAKING HOME WAS TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE ENROLLED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CHILDREN ACTUALLY ENROLLED IN JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN CLOSELY PARALLELED THOSE TO WHOM IT WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT JUNIOR KINDERGARTENS WERE LOCATED WHERE THEY WERE MOST NEEDED, THE STUDENTS WHO WOULD BENEFIT MOST FROM THE EXPERIENCE WERE NOT BEING SENT. (CO)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: CANADA; Junior Kindergartens; Ontario (Toronto)