ERIC Number: ED039947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Comparison of the Norms of the Personal Social Development of the Pre-School Children of Delhi Centre as Obtained by the Cross-Sectional Study and the Longitudinal Study.
There is a major project in India to collect data for the generation of developmental norms of children from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. The pilot study of this project, whose main objective was the adaptation of measures of developmental parameters to the unique needs of India, was reported to PS 003 284. The present document reproduces a study that attempts to validate the findings of a cross-sectional study of Indian developmental norms by comparing results (only in the area of personal-social development) with the data from a longitudinal study. The sample for the cross-sectional study was a group of 356 urban children from a broad socioeconomic range, while the 42 subjects of the longitudinal study were mostly from a low income range. The data were collected by use of Gesell's interview schedules modified to suit Indian conditions, and, to determine personal-social development, aspects of behavior such as eating, dressing, and personal hygiene were considered. Of a total of 156 items, the results of the two studies were identical for 35 items and very similar for 26 items. Sixty-one items were not characteristic of any age group. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education, New Delhi (India).