ERIC Number: ED110965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing: Pre-School 70; A Survey of the Effect of Individualized Reading and Writing Tuition in Nursery School.
In order to compare the effect of individualized reading and writing instruction for six-year-olds at nursery school with the effect of ordinary preschool activities not including reading and writing instruction, three groups of Linkoping (Sweden) school children were studied--experimental groups (E) and control groups (K1) consisting of preschool children and a control group (K2) consisting of pupils who were in first grade while E and K1 were in nursery school. The 16 E and K1 groups (with 20 children in each group) were made as equivalent as possible on the basis of reading test results. Pupils in the E groups were taught reading and writing for 30 minutes twice a day throughout the school year and otherwise took part in regular preschool activities. In the K1 groups no reading and writing instruction occurred, and in the K2 groups such instruction occurred according to the usual school curriculum. Results of tests given at the end of the year showed that the E groups were superior to K1 pupils at almost all levels. (Tables of findings are included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden