ERIC Number: EJ492840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Educational Implications of Developmental Transitions: Revisiting the 5- to 7-Year Shift.
Sameroff, Arnold; McDonough, Susan C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v76 n3 p188-93 Nov 1994
Understanding the nature of the 5- to 7-year shift is essential if educators are to help children adjust to elementary school. The timing and quality of this shift is influenced by child characteristics, home environment, cultural context, and previous group learning experience. Since child development depends on children's engagement in cultural activities, schooling must be reframed as a social activity whose significance transcends training in basic academics. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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IES Cited: ED546029