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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Diagnostics of children's school readiness in scientific studies abroad 3397

Nazarenko V.V.

The article considers the problem of children's school readiness as it is represented in contemporary studies of foreign scholars. It displays a variety of approaches to estimation of school readiness as well as the ways of measuring the levels of child development as relating to school readiness, namely those of them which are in common practice in education.

Keywords: psycho-diagnostics, preschool age, school readiness

Column: Educational psychology

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