ERIC Number: ED081495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Learning Readiness, Parent Attitudes, School Entrance Age, School Readiness Tests, Social Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Success
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