Investigating the Effects of an Intervention on the Geometric Knowledge of Abused and Neglected Kindergarten Children

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Abstract

This study investigates the effects of an intervention aimed at promoting the geometrical knowledge of abused and neglected kindergarten children as well as other children. Pretests, conducted at the outset of the study, found that a significant difference existed between the geometric knowledge of abused and neglected children and other children. An intervention was implemented with half of the abused and neglected children and half of the other children. Among both groups of children who participated in the intervention, gains in knowledge were noted and differences between the geometric knowledge of the two groups were reduced. Among the groups of children who did not receive the intervention, there continued to be a difference in knowledge between the group of abused and neglected children and the other children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings The Mathematical Knowledge Needed For Teaching In Elementary Schools
EditorsJarmila Novotná, Hana Moraová
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherCharles University
Pages399-407
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9788072905096
StatePublished - 2011
EventSEMT ‘11- International Symposium Elementary Maths Teaching

- Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceSEMT ‘11- International Symposium Elementary Maths Teaching

Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period21/08/1126/08/11

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