Do academic preschools yield stronger bene fi ts ? Cognitive emphasis , dosage , and early learning

  title={Do academic preschools yield stronger bene fi ts ? Cognitive emphasis , dosage , and early learning},
  author={Bruce Fuller and Edward Bein and Margaret Bridges and Y Kim and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh},
Earlier research details how quality preschool offers sustained benefits for children from poor families. But the nation’s typical program yields tepid effects for the average middle-class child. We ask whether pre-k impacts range higher when teachers spend more time on activities emphasizing language, preliteracy, and math concepts. Stronger effects are observed for children attending academic classrooms: up to about 0.27 SD in preliteracy and math concepts, compared with peers in home-based… CONTINUE READING


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