Title: Development of early numeracy in 5- to 7-year-old children: a comparison between Flanders and the Netherlands
Authors: Torbeyns, Joke ×
Van Den Noortgate, Wim
Ghesquière, Pol
Verschaffel, Lieven
Van de Rijt, Bernadette A. M
van Luit, Johannes E. H #
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Swets & Zeitlinger
Series Title: Educational Research and Evaluation vol:8 issue:3 pages:249-275
Abstract: This article describes a research project about the development of early numeracy in 5- to 7- year-old Flemish children compared to their Dutch peers. A group of Flemish children was tested 3 times by means of a slightly adapted Flemish version of the Utrecht Early Numeracy Test, and their results were compared to the development of those of a comparable group of Dutch children. The first and the second assessment took place, respectively, at the middle and at the end of the last year of preprimary education, and the third assessment at the middle of the first year of primary education. The results indicate that the Early Numeracy Test is a moderately reliable and construct valid instrument to assess the general early numeracy. At the
time of the first assessment Flemish children scored worse on the test than their Dutch peers. However, they showed a faster progression between the first and the third assessment, resulting in a catch up with their Dutch peers at the third assessment. The results are interpreted in terms of differences in the goals, the content, and the organization of preprimary and primary school mathematics education in both countries.
Description: Centrum voor Instructiepsychologie en -technologie. Leuvens Instituut voor onderwijsonderzoek (LIVO) Onderzoeksgroep Hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen. Departement Pedagogische wetenschappen. Afdeling Fundamentele en comparatieve pedagogiek en methodologie. Centrum voor Orthopedagogiek. Afdeling Didactiek. Centrum voor Methodologie van het pedagogisch onderzoek.
ISSN: 1380-3611
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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Parenting and Special Education
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