ERIC Number: ED081477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Pre-School Movement: Panacea or Portent?
Moore, Raymond S.; Moore, Dennis R.
This review of educational research pertaining to school readiness criticizes the current movement towards earlier schooling for children. Research findings in any one of a number of areas suggest the undesirability of schooling for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Four areas of study investigated in this review which support the above hypothesis are concerned with: (1) comparative school entry ages: early entrants are less stable, less motivated, and more anxious than later entrants; (2) parental attitudes and deprivation: the more parent-child interaction, the faster the child develops social and language skills; (3) neurophysiology and cognition: the critical stages of a child's intellectual and physical development should not be rushed; and (4) affective development: emotional development is impaired when a child leaves home to enter school at a very early age. It is concluded that the home, and not the school, is the young child's educational center. (ST)
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Authoring Institution: Hewitt Research Center, Berrien Springs, MI.