publication . Article . 2016

School Readiness of Children Aged Five and Six with Respect to Mathematical Competence: a Comparative Analysis

Szewczuk, Katarzyna;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
The debate about lowering the obligatory age for commencing schooling has been going on in Poland now for a number of years. The Ministry of Education argues that children do not need to be rescued from school, but rather sent there as a way to make best use of their optimum period of development. Further arguments in favour of an earlier start to learning invoke concerns relating to equal opportunities in education and the need for access to better infrastructure where learning, sports and information are all concerned. On the other hand, parents, teachers, and psychologists tend to adopt a rather different point of view on this. They note the serious deficienc...
free text keywords: Education, school readiness; school maturity; preschool child; mathematical competence, Pedagogika, gotowość szkolna; dojrzałość szkolna; dziecko przedszkolne; kompetencje matematyczne
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