A STUDY ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF FIRST GRADERS FROM DIFFERENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS


Erkan S.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, sa.40, ss.186-197, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 40
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.186-197

Özet

This study examines the school readiness of first graders from different socioeconomic levels with respect to gender, receiving preschool education, and parents' educational level. The study sample included 179 children who started the first grade of elementary schools in the 2006-2007 school years. Data were collected by using the Metropolitan School Readiness Test and a Demographic Information Form, and analyzed by using Two-Way Analysis of Variance and t-Test. The results showed that socioeconomic level, receiving preschool education and mother's educational level created a meaningful difference on children's school readiness levels, while gender and father's educational level did not.