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n Africa Education Review - The relation between perceptual development (as part of school readiness) and school success of Grade I learners

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Abstract

As we move into the twenty-first century, an issue such as the prerequisites for school success (readiness) comes to the fore. The following questions like the following may be asked: What role does perception play in Grade 1 children's school success? Is perceptual development something that children need for school success?


The aim of this research is to verify whether perceptual development (as part of school readiness) has any influence on the child's school success.
A Pearson correlation analysis indicated a highly significant correlation between most of the perceptual development modes, related subjects and performance on literacy and numeracy.
In the light of the above-mentioned, it can be assumed that issues such as perceptual development (as part of school readiness) will always have a significant effect on the school success (performance) of Grade 1 children. Certain basic steps have to be developed before perception can take place, and which may obviate future perceptual problems. The child's sensory integration must first be developed before the perceptual modalities will be in place. The lack of development of sensory integration could result in otherwise bright learners having problems in school in terms of learning and behaviour.
Pearson correlation analyses indicate a highly significant correlation between most of the perceptual development modes, related subjects and performance in literacy and numeracy. The relation between the senses, sensory integration, perception and learning (school success) can be seen as steps in a developmental process. There is a certain sequence in which a child's development must take place. The first step in this sequence forms the foundation for the second step and so on. If the foundation is not laid properly, the steps that follow can also not be developed to the full.
In the light of this, it can be assumed that issues such as perceptual development (as part of school readiness) will always have a significant effect on the school success (performance) of Grade 1 children.

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2004-01-01
2016-12-04
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