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ERIC Number: ED265947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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When Curriculum Does Not Match Readiness.
Jaworski, Anne Porter; Riley, Stephanie Mueller
To evaluate the long term impact of developmental placement, a longitudinal study was initiated with over 500 subjects from a variety of school settings across the state of Michigan. Three groups of subjects were selected: (1) children recommended for a "growth year" before entering kindergarten who followed the recommendation, thus delaying entry to kindergarten for 1 year; (2) children similarly recommended who did not follow the recommendation, thus entering kindergarten at the expected chronological age; and (3) a control group of randomly selected classmates. Questionnaires for parents, teachers, and children covered demographic information, school adjustment, school achievement, and self-esteem information. Results from the fourth year of this study on the effects of giving children a growth year are presented here. Parents indicate that they made the right decision, and would recommend a growth year to friends with children in similar circumstances. Questionnaires with responses are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A