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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2018, Vol. 13(2) 104-127

Investigation of School Readiness and Academic Development of Elementary Students Firstly Enrolled at School with '4+4+4 Education Regulation' in Turkey

Ali Ekber Şahin & Çiğdem İş Güzel

pp. 104 - 127   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2018.143.6   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1801-23-0003.R1

Published online: July 23, 2018  |   Number of Views: 144  |  Number of Download: 406


Abstract

Setting the age for starting elementary students at 60 months old has been a hotly debated topic in Turkey since the Grand National Assembly passed an education reform bill as Law No. 6287, known to the public as the “4+4+4 regulation.” At the outset of its implementation, students who started first grade in school year 2012–2013 had an age distribution in the range of 60 to 84 months. The present research aimed to determine the effect of this age difference among students in the same grade level on their subsequent development. Thus, the study is a longitudinal and causal comparative research since comparison of the two age groups on both readiness for the school and the academic development throughout the four assessments within six months intervals was investigated. The results indicated that students younger than 69 months are disadvantaged against their older peers in all the specified fields and subfields during all the periods studied.

Keywords: Academic development, Academic success, Age Distribution, 4+4+4 educational regulation, School readiness


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sahin, A.E. & Guzel, C.I. (2018). Investigation of School Readiness and Academic Development of Elementary Students Firstly Enrolled at School with '4+4+4 Education Regulation' in Turkey. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 13(2), 104-127. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2018.143.6

Harvard
Sahin, A. and Guzel, C. (2018). Investigation of School Readiness and Academic Development of Elementary Students Firstly Enrolled at School with '4+4+4 Education Regulation' in Turkey. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 13(2), pp. 104-127.

Chicago 16th edition
Sahin, Ali Ekber and Cigdem Is Guzel (2018). "Investigation of School Readiness and Academic Development of Elementary Students Firstly Enrolled at School with '4+4+4 Education Regulation' in Turkey". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 13 (2):104-127. doi:10.29329/epasr.2018.143.6.

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