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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Fink, Günther; Moucheraud, Corrina; Matafwali, Beatrice – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
While early childhood education has received increasing attention in the developing world in recent years, relatively little evidence is available from sub-Saharan Africa on its effects on child development and subsequent school enrolment. We use a prospective case-control design to evaluate the developmental impact of a community-based early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, School Readiness
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De Sousa, Diana Soares; Broom, Yvonne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
The acquisition of reading skills of 100 monolingual English and 100 bilingual Zulu-English third-grade learners was investigated by measuring their phonological and reading skills. Little research exists on how the presence of a spoken-only Zulu (L1) could influence the English (L2) reading acquisition process. PA tasks were correlated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Monolingualism, Bilingual Students, Native Language
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van Zyl, Erna – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
The research reported in this article was conducted from a socio-environmental perspective on learners' school readiness when entering Grade 1, as well as their school performance in Grade 1 and again in Grade 4. The relation between school readiness and performance in Home Language and Numeracy in Grade 1, and performance in the same learning…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Readiness, Grade 1, Grade 4
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van Deventer, Marichelle; van Rensburg, Esmé; Sterkenberg, Paula – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
Primary attachment relationships have an enormous influence on later cognitive development, socio-emotional development and psychological health. Up to date, no research explored the correlations between the quality of the child-caregiver attachment relationship (AQ), self-evaluation (SE), and cognitive development (CD) of five-year-old pre-school…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Preschool Children, Infants, Attachment Behavior
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