INHIBITORY CONTROL AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT AMONG 3- TO 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

Loading...
Thumbnail Image

Date

2013

Advisor

Editor

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education

Title alternative

Abstract

In the article, two competences crucial for the development of school readiness have been analyzed: literacy and inhibitory control. The author, availing himself of the premises of Lev S. Vygotsky’s theory, views the process of acquiring reading and writing skills as the development of a higher mental function – written speech. Early stages of the development of this function coincide also with the period of forming the so-called readiness to acquire reading and writing skills. It enables treating both the period before and after the beginning of formal training in literacy skills as the time during which the same devel-opmental process operates. In addition, the author analyzes the importance of inhibitory control changes for consecutive stages of written speech development in preschoolers. This one of the most pivotal components of executive functions can be investigated already in two and a half year old children, enabling early identification of groups at risk of school difficulties. Assumptions concerning relationships between inhibitory control and literacy in the process of development were verified in a study of 336 children at the age of 3-5, with the use of Children Card Sort and Literacy Assessment Battery.

Description

Sponsor

Badania zostały przeprowadzone w ramach projektu badawczego nr N N106 047839 pt. Konstrukcja narzędzi do psychologicznej diagnozy gotowości do uczenia się dzieci w wieku od 3 do 11 roku życia sfinansowanego przez Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego. Kierownik projektu: dr Sławomir Jabłoński, Instytut Psychologii UAM; prof. dr hab. Anna I. Brzezińska – UAM, dr Izabela Kaczmarek – Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu.

Keywords

executive functions, inhibitory control, written speech, literacy development, stages of learning to read and write

Citation

Jabłoński, S. (2013). Inhibitory control and literacy development among 3- to 5-year-old children. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 13, 1-25

ISBN

DOI

Title Alternative

Rights Creative Commons

Creative Commons License

Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego