ERIC Number: ED465149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Development of Emergent Math and Literacy Skills.
Malofeeva, Elena V.; Ciancio, Dennis; Day, Jeanne D.
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether individual differences in children's learning of emergent mathematics and literacy skills existed, and, if they did exist, whether they could be predicted from different child/environment characteristics. Eighty-one three- to five-year-old children took pretests, received training at four different times during the academic year, and four posttests (one after each training) in this longitudinal study. Researchers were able to identify three different types of learning curves for the emergent literacy (i.e., blending, letter-identification) and math skills (i.e., counting and number identification) in the sample: no change, slow, and rapid change. Prior level of experience and general intelligence (but not age) were two reliable predictors of children's individual growth curves. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).