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

Thorpe, Karen J., Tayler, Collette P., Bridgstock, Ruth S., Grieshaber, Susan J., 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.

Abstract

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
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Keywords: pre, Year 1 education, curriculum and pedagogy, preparatory year, Queensland primary schools, full, time pre, Year 1 classes
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: Publisher version on idrive.
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:47

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