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Assessment of preliteracy skills of children

Petra Zver (2011) Assessment of preliteracy skills of children. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Studies have shown that the warning signs for the development of learning difficulties can be observed in many children as early as in the preschool period. The learning difficulties therefore can be predicted, mitigated or even prevented by suitable corrective action. For the purpose of this thesis we used a questionnaire developed at the Faculty of Education. The questionnaire was used on a group of 106 children and it was divided into two parts: the first part surveyed the overall skills and abilities and the second part the child's strengthnesses. The kindergarten teachers evaluated 80 preschool children and the primary school teachers 26 children from the first grade of the primary school. The Chronbach Alpha coefficient has shown that the questionnaire is highly reliable. Our goal was to determine whether differences exist between the preschool and schoolchildren in preacademic fields. By using the descriptive statistics and t-tests we were able to confirm differences in several fields. The questionnaire can be good tool for discovering early signs of learning difficulties and the child’s strengthnesses. This enables the development and implementation of programs for the prevention or mitigation of learning difficulties.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: early detection, early skills, learning difficulties, questionnaire
    Number of Pages: 70
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Martina OzbičMentor
    asist. dr. Damjana KogovšekComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=8872265)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 35
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 12:37
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 10:08
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/35

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