publication . Article . 2017

Ready for kindergarten: Are intelligence skills enough?

Caroline Fitzpatrick;
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  • Published: 11 Dec 2017 Journal: South African Journal of Childhood Education (issn: 2223-7674, eissn: 2223-7682, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Johannesburg
Abstract
This study investigated how different profiles of kindergarten readiness in terms of student intellectual ability, academic skills and classroom engagement relate to future academic performance. Participants are French-Canadian children followed in the context of the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (N = 670). Trained examiners measured number knowledge, receptive vocabulary and fluid intelligence when children were in kindergarten. Teachers rated kindergarten classroom engagement. Outcomes included fourth-grade teacherrated achievement and directly assessed mathematical skills. Latent class analyses revealed three kindergarten readiness profiles: ...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: School readiness, academic achievement, person-centered, classroom engagement, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640, Developmental psychology, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Mathematical skill, Child development, Academic skills, Vocabulary, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cognition, Intellectual ability
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publication . Article . 2017

Ready for kindergarten: Are intelligence skills enough?

Caroline Fitzpatrick;