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An investigation into the suitability of the national bureau group test for five-and-six- year-olds as an instrument for measuring school readiness among a group of Indian children in Durban

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dc.contributor.author Ramphal A en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T10:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T10:16:31Z
dc.date.created 1969 en
dc.date.submitted 1972 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/82361
dc.description.abstract An examination of the existing group tests of school readiness in this country, showed that the National Bureau Group Test for Five-and-Six-Year-Olds (N.B.G.T. 5/6) was the one which was most likely to be suitable for use with Indian children. This test was therefore chosen for a more detailed study. In pursuit of the secondary aim it was decided to use two additional tests - the Rave Coloured Progressive Matrices (1947) and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - so as to provide a broader basis for the conclusions that the N.B.G.T. 56 by itself would have provided. The total sample of 156 six-year-old children, chosen from the Western Area of Durban, comprised three groups: (a) Scholars (N = 60): At the time of testing this group had had about six months of formal schooling. (b) Preschoolers (N = 48): At the time of testing these children were attending a play-centre. (c) Non-schoolers (N = 48) At the time of testing these children had had no schooling, either formal or of the play-centre type. Each of these three groups consisted of an equal number of boys and girls. In each of these sub-groups there was an equal number of children of each sex from the high and the low socio-economic groups. A random selection procedure was used throughout. The study of the primary aim involved quantitative and qualitative analyses of the data. Spearman s rank-order correlation coefficients and z-test were computed. In the case of the secondary aim the statistical procedures included the use of 2 x 2 and 3 x 2 x 2 analyses of variance in addition to t-test and product-moment correlations. Results were shown. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Psychopedagogics (from primary to secondary level) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.subject 024 Psychology en
dc.title An investigation into the suitability of the national bureau group test for five-and-six- year-olds as an instrument for measuring school readiness among a group of Indian children in Durban en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en


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