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Klein, Alice; Starkey, Prentice; Clements, Douglas; Sarama, Julie; Iyer, Roopa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
Research indicates that a socioeconomic status-related gap in mathematical knowledge appears early and widens during early childhood. Young children from economically disadvantaged families receive less support for mathematical development both at home and in preschool. Consequently, children from different socioeconomic backgrounds enter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Learning Readiness, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged
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Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.; Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; Wakeley, Ann – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
This study used a randomized field trial design to evaluate the efficacy of a research-based model for scaling up an intervention focused on preschool mathematics. Although the successes of research-based educational practices have been documented, equally well known is the paucity of successful efforts to bring these practices to scale. The same…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement