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ERIC Number: ED081495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 31
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The School Readiness Project. Experiments and Innovations in Education, No. 2.
Okon, Wincenty; Wilgocka-Okon, Barbara
This booklet describes in detail the research phase and the subsequent innovations of the investigation of school readiness in 6- and 7-year-old Polish children. The research focused on three problems: (1) to discover reliable methods of evaluating school readiness; (2) to state relations between the child's developmental level and environmental conditions, so that abilities to gain individual experience may be predicted; and (3) to examine forms of educational activities in the preschool period in order to find those that most effectively stimulate developmental processes. A test for school readiness was then devised and generally accepted by the primary school teachers in Poland. A description of the campaign for, and reactions against, educational innovation; criticisms of the readiness test; a discussion on starting school early; and a review of the country's school readiness literature are included. (ST)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($1.00; also available in French or Spanish editions)
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Poland