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ERIC Number: ED426789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 11
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Scholastic Adaptation and Socio-Cognitive Abilities of Children between 3 and 7 Years of Age.
Guillain, Andre; Pry, Rene
Building on the assumption that there is cognitive organization to social abilities, two studies analyzed stability and change of this organization in children. The first study focused on children who attended the first year and second year of nursery school, and the first year of elementary school. The second study focused on those children who attended the second year of nursery school then the first year of elementary school. In the first study, each child went through a triple evaluation, which was repeated in the second study, yielding results regarding: (1) cognitive abilities; (2) adaptive behaviors; and (3) playful activities displayed on the playground. The findings of both studies point in the same direction. Regarding the second year of nursery school, the factorial analysis highlights a general factor as well as a social intelligence factor. In the first year of nursery school and in the first year of elementary school, the factorial analysis highlights two factors: a cognitive-practical factor and a social intelligence factor. The findings are interpreted with respect to the institutional constraints demanding that children use their cognitive abilities, which may enable them to solve adaptive tasks prompted by entry in the nursery school and then in elementary school. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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