Preparing for school: Report of the Queensland Preparing for School Trials 2003/4

Thorpe, Karen J., Tayler, Collette P., Grieshaber, Susan J., Bridgstock, Ruth S., Skoien, Petra V., Danby, Susan J., & Petriwskyj, Anne (2004) Preparing for school: Report of the Queensland Preparing for School Trials 2003/4. Queensland University of Technology.


This report details the External Evaluation of the 2003 Preparing for School Trials carried out by the Queensland Early Childhood Consortium based at the School of Early Childhood at Queensland University of Technology. The findings of the study were consistent and clear. They indicated that the preparatory program is highly successful in promoting children's development in all the five domains examined (social-emotional, communication, numeracy, literacy, and motor). The effectiveness of the preparatory program was most notable in promoting social-emotional and communication development. As children entered school in 2004 those who had experienced a preparatory program were judged by Year 1 teachers as more socially adjusted to formal schooling than those who had attended preschool.

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ID Code: 10192
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: pre, Year 1 education, curriculum and pedagogy, preparatory year, Queensland primary schools, full, time pre, Year 1 classes
ISBN: 0734519079
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:39

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