Preschools reduce early academic-achievement gaps: a longitudinal twin approach.

  title={Preschools reduce early academic-achievement gaps: a longitudinal twin approach.},
  author={Elliot Tucker-Drob},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={23 3},
Preschools may reduce inequalities in early academic achievement by providing children from disadvantaged families with higher-quality learning environments than they would otherwise receive. In this study, longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of more than 600 twin pairs were used to estimate the contributions of genes, the shared environment, and the nonshared environment to cognition and achievement scores in children enrolled versus not enrolled in preschool. Attending… CONTINUE READING
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