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ERIC Number: EJ821079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Learning when School Is out
Edmonds, Ellen; O'Donoghue, Cathleen; Spano, Sedra; Algozzine, Robert F.
Journal of Educational Research, v102 n3 p213-221 Jan-Feb 2009
Even with current evidence-based preschool programming efforts for children from high-risk backgrounds, many children vary in their skill levels at school entry. The authors examined the influence of using an evidence-based literacy curriculum during a 6-week summer program. The authors documented improvements in children's letter-naming, picture-naming, and rhyming skills when compared with a nonparticipating control group. Differences between the treatment and control groups were not as strong for the children's alliteration skills. These positive results suggest that a 6-week summer prevention program could increase the likelihood that children from high-risk backgrounds will have a positive beginning school experience. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A