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Fuhs, Mary Wagner; Wyant, Autumn B.; Day, Jeanne D. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between temperament (specifically impulsivity and inhibition) and prereading skills (letter knowledge and print concepts) in preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The participants in the study were 111 preschool children with a mean age of 58.09 months (SD = 5.80) attending Head…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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Weller, L. David; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1992
Assessed correlations between 415 first graders' scores on the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT), and their scores on standardized achievement tests in mathematics and reading in grades 3, 6, 9, and 10. Concluded that the MRT has potential for contributing to readiness decisions in early grades. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students
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Sheehan, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1992
Summarizes and reviews six studies published in this issue. Emphasizes the teaching methods recommended by each study and the ways in which the studies affirm several assumptions that guide early childhood teaching practices. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education