International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2023, Vol. 18(3) 50-77

Effectiveness of School Readiness Programs for Preschool Children: A Meta-Analysis Study

Aysel Çoban, Ensar Yıldız, Hatice Selcen Aslan, Ayşegül Öğütcen, Özge Koca & Fatih Kaynar

pp. 50 - 77   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2023.600.3   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2303-20-0007

Published online: September 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 103  |  Number of Download: 196


Abstract

The current study adopted meta-analysis method to determine the effect of school readiness programs on preschool children. The researchers scanned national (i.e., Turkish) and international databases for studies conducted using experimental and quasi-experimental methods which were published between 2008 and 2022 that met this study’s inclusion criterion.  The search yielded 3254 studies on school readiness, of which 258 adopted experimental or quasi-experimental designs. However, 16 studies (N = 3254) meeting the inclusion criteria were evaluated within the scope of this study. The school readiness intervention programs were found to be positive and significant, and using the standard set forth by Cohen (1992), the results yielded a large effect size (g = .932). The results highlighted significant differences in groups in terms of age and duration of the intervention variables. The overall results will shed a light in designing effective school readiness intervention programs.

Keywords: Meta-analysis, Preschool, Early childhood, Primary education, School readiness, Children


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Coban, A., Yildiz, E., Aslan, H.S., Ogutcen, A., Koca, O. & Kaynar, F. (2023). Effectiveness of School Readiness Programs for Preschool Children: A Meta-Analysis Study . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), 50-77. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2023.600.3

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Coban, A., Yildiz, E., Aslan, H., Ogutcen, A., Koca, O. and Kaynar, F. (2023). Effectiveness of School Readiness Programs for Preschool Children: A Meta-Analysis Study . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), pp. 50-77.

Chicago 16th edition
Coban, Aysel, Ensar Yildiz, Hatice Selcen Aslan, Aysegul Ogutcen, Ozge Koca and Fatih Kaynar (2023). "Effectiveness of School Readiness Programs for Preschool Children: A Meta-Analysis Study ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 18 (3):50-77. doi:10.29329/epasr.2023.600.3.

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