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2005

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Pre-School Experience And Literacy And Numeracy Development At The End Of Key Stage 1, Louise Quinn, Edward Melhuish, Karen Hanna, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Pam Sammons, Brenda Taggart, Aidan Doyle Jan 2005

Pre-School Experience And Literacy And Numeracy Development At The End Of Key Stage 1, Louise Quinn, Edward Melhuish, Karen Hanna, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Pam Sammons, Brenda Taggart, Aidan Doyle

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This longitudinal study assesses the attainment and development of children followed from the age of 3 until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 8). Over 700 children were recruited to the study during 1998 and 1999 from 80 pre-school centres in Northern Ireland. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used to explore the effects of pre-school experience on children's cognitive attainment and social/behavioural development at entry to school and any continuing effects on such outcomes up to 8 years of age. In addition to the effects of pre-school experience, the study investigates the contribution to children's ...