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Locale Difference in Developmental Readiness of Government School Children


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1 Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The present study was conducted to assess locale differences in developmental readiness of government school children. The study was based on 200 children (i.e., 100 rural & 100 urban) studying in Class I equally distributed across two genders. The sample was randomly drawn from five Government Primary Schools purposively selected from rural as well as urban locales of Ludhiana District. Self-Structured Developmental Readiness Checklist was used to assess the developmental readiness of rural and urban government school children. The checklist comprised of worksheets, activities and observations related to cognitive, physical, socio-emotional and self-help skills of the children for each component. Results revealed significant differences across all the domains of developmental readiness except in socio-emotional skills in terms of locale differences. Urban children scored better than rural children in majority of the domains of developmental readiness.

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Developmental Readiness, Cognitive, Physical, Socio-emotional and Self-Help Skills.
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Authors

Jennifer Newton
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Deepika Vig
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted to assess locale differences in developmental readiness of government school children. The study was based on 200 children (i.e., 100 rural & 100 urban) studying in Class I equally distributed across two genders. The sample was randomly drawn from five Government Primary Schools purposively selected from rural as well as urban locales of Ludhiana District. Self-Structured Developmental Readiness Checklist was used to assess the developmental readiness of rural and urban government school children. The checklist comprised of worksheets, activities and observations related to cognitive, physical, socio-emotional and self-help skills of the children for each component. Results revealed significant differences across all the domains of developmental readiness except in socio-emotional skills in terms of locale differences. Urban children scored better than rural children in majority of the domains of developmental readiness.

Keywords


Developmental Readiness, Cognitive, Physical, Socio-emotional and Self-Help Skills.

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