School for Small or Small School?



The article rises the questions of a position of an adult in communication with a younger school and preschool age child, psychological readiness for school training, places of game activity in school training, specificity of preschool age children training. There are given the research results of developmental peculiarities of VI–IX classes children of general education schools, who began to attend school at six and seven years old, carried out by the Vygotsky Institute of Psychology of RGGU.

General Information

Keywords: psychological readiness for school, game activity, preschool education

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kravtsova E.E. School for Small or Small School?. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2005. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 32–38. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Elena E. Kravtsova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Federal Research and Clinical Center for Critical Care and Rehabilitation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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