The effect of nursey school training on academic training in the second and third grades

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1961

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The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent children with nursery school experiences have measurable advantages in scholastic achievement in the early school years compared with children who have no nursery school experience. Twenty children who had attended the University of Houston Laboratory Kursery School were paired according to sex, intelligence, age, grade, parent's occupation, and parent's education with twenty children who had not attended the nursery school. The Otis Quick-Scoring Mental Ability Test was used to measure the intelligence quotient, and the Metropolitan Achievement Tests were used to measure academic achievement. The tests were administered, scored, and interpreted according to standard regulations. [...]

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