ERIC Number: ED107358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Family Size and Learning Readiness Profiles of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Preschool Whites.
Scott, Ralph; Seifert, Keith
Preschool readiness measures were secured on 50 pairs of disadvantaged 2- to 3-year-old lower SES white children who represented large and small families, to determine the impact of family size on readiness profiles. The findings reveal that children from small families secured higher scores on all nine skill areas of the Iowa Test of Preschool Development. However, only in expressive language were the differences of statistical significance. The findings were reviewed in the context of other research which suggests that poor children may experience greater difficulty on oral language tasks than is the case on measures which emphasize receptive language. It is suggested that replication studies are needed to better assess the long-term social and educational implication of the findings. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.