TITLE

Should you Postpone First Grade?

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that according to researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada, waiting a year to enroll children in first grade who otherwise would be among the youngest in their class could boost their self-esteem. The researchers studied the records of 1,100 students from first through ninth grade in Edmonton, Alberta. Those who started first grade at a slightly older age than their classmates scored higher on tests that measured self-esteem. This is important, because high self-esteem in childhood is linked to happiness, learning, and success in adulthood.
ACCESSION #
17237542

 

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