ERIC Number: EJ580317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Private Speech in Two Preschools: Significance of Open-Ended Activities and Make-Believe Play for Verbal Self-Regulation.
Krafft, Kerry C.; Berk, Laura E.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v13 n4 p637-58 1998
Examined cross-sectional trends and contextual influences in the development of private speech among preschool children in Montessori and traditional classrooms. Found that diminished make-believe play, greater teacher direct involvement, and heightened time spent in transitions largely accounted for a lower incidence of private speech. (JS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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