ERIC Number: ED375979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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School Readiness: Assessment and Educational Issues.
Gredler, Gilbert R.
Noting that the latest messages communicated to the public about the learning problems of American children emphasize children's lack of social maturity and premature school entry, this book examines the many complex issues surrounding school readiness and entry. The 15 chapters are divided into 4 sections. The first section includes an introduction and overview of school readiness and a discussion of the concept of school readiness. The second section deals with assessing readiness. This section presents issues in early childhood screening and assessment, comparisons of some current readiness and screening tests, and an analysis of the Gesell School Readiness Test. Also discussed in this section is the social and emotional adjustment of children considered "young" for their age. The third section examines school practices. This section covers issues in the entrance age debate, an analysis of the influence of entrance age on achievement, and the transition room experience. In addition, the section discusses retention in kindergarten and first grade, intervention and remediation programs for young children, and issues affecting early childhood education. The final section of the book examines the related issues of parental reactions, and ethical and legal issues in the educational placement of children. The last chapter in this section offers a recapitulation with some final issues for consideration. Contains 19 pages of references. (VL)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Cognitive Development, Early Admission, Educational Planning, Emotional Development, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Readiness, Primary Education, School Entrance Age, School Readiness, School Readiness Tests, Student Adjustment, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Clinical Psychology Publishing Company, Inc., 4 Conant Square, Brandon, VT 05733.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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