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ERIC Number: EJ823601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Early Numeracy in Low-Performing Young Children
Aunio, Pirjo; Hautamaki, Jarkko; Sajaniemi, Nina; Van Luit, Johannes E. H.
British Educational Research Journal, v35 n1 p25-46 Feb 2009
The aim of this study was to explore the early numeracy of low-performing young children. The mean age of the children was six years and four months. The 511 participants belonged to three groups: multi-language children, children with special educational needs and children with average performance. The results showed that there were significant group differences in early numeracy: the children in the reference group had better relational and counting skills than those with a multi-language background and those with special educational needs. Some differences were found in counting skills between the children with multi-language background and those with special educational needs. Finally, (special) educational support for low-performing children is discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland