A STUDY OF THE AGE OF SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
1959, 3 (06):
The school enrollment age is an important problem in the school system. In order to find out the school enrollment age best suited for childreris' psychological development, the author set up six experimental classes consisting of the &year-old children (for comparison, corresponding classes of 7-year-old children were also; set up). The present paper summarized the psychological characteristics of the 6-year-old children in adaptirig to the school environment, taking responsibility of their own learning, building up their moral, quality as well as studying the major curriculum, i.e. language and arithmetic, when the same teaching "materials given to the 7-year-old children were also tried on them. One year's study revealed that taking the present set up in the school situation and the existing teaching method it is feasible to allow children to begin their schooling at the age of six. This study also pointed out the problems robe studied further, if the problem of school enrollment age is to be solved satisfactorily.
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