Onderwijsvorm en Sekse in relatie met Voorbereidende Rekenvaardigheid bij Kleuters.
Valkenhoef, A. van
Weerd, A.S. van de
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Background. Several researchers have shown that the level of early numeracy is an important predictor for academic achievements later on in life, as well as for motor skills and language proficiency. Primary education knows a variety of education types, including regular education and Montessori, Dalton and Jenaplan education. Children from Montessori education seem to perform better regarding early numeracy than children from regular education. Aim. Current research studies whether there’s a relationship between the type of education and the level of early numeracy, and to what extent gender plays a role in this relationship. Method. The total score on the UGT-3 is being used to measure the level of early numeracy. The sample of this study is 830 children from different primary schools across the Netherlands. A two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) has been conducted to answer the research question. Results. No significant results were found for either the main effects of type of education and gender on early numeracy or the interaction effect of type of education and gender on early numeracy. Conclusion. These results indicate that the level of early numeracy does not differ significantly between the forms of education and between boys and girls. In this study, no distinction was made between children from group 1, 2 and 3. This may partly explain the non-significant results and is therefore an aspect that can be taken into account in follow-up research.