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ERIC Number: ED080164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Cognitive Development in Early Readers.
Briggs, Chari; Elkind, David
Some studies of early readers are discussed. It is pointed out that study of early readers has relevance for practical and theoretical issues in psychology and education. Of interest in this document are the following questions: (1) Are there any special talents or traits distinguishing early from non-early readers? (2) Do children who read early on their own differ from those who read early because of adult intervention? (3) Is there such a thing as "reading readiness"? (4) What sort of parent-child experiences are more common in families of early readers than of non-early readers? (5) To what extent does early reading relate to such variables as birth order, family size, parent education and so on? Studies discussed include the Durkin study. A pilot study was conducted in which children were matched for age, sex, IQ scores and socioeconomic status. T-tests for matched pairs were done for each of the variables in the study. Separate analysis of parent interview data was done using the non-parametric Wilcoxen's Matched Pairs Signed Ranks Tests. Results are inconclusive. (CK)
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