Economically disadvantaged preschoolers: Ready to learn but further to go

Author/s: 
Deborah Stipek, Rosaleen Ryan
Year of Publication: 
1997
Publication: 
Developmental Psychology
Volume/Issue: 
33
Pages: 
711-723

Examined cognitive competencies and motivation in economically advantaged and disadvantaged preschoolers and kindergartners over a two-year period. Found that disadvantaged children had poorer cognitive scores than advantaged children. Cognitive gains were equal after one or two years in school, with socioeconomic status (SES) differences continuing. SES motivation differences did not systematically favor either group.

APA Citation

Stipek, D. & Ryan R. (1997). Economically disadvantaged preschoolers: Ready to learn but further to go. Developmental Psychology, 33, 711-723.