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Early Skills as Predictors for Later Educational Outcome in Mathematics and Science in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : A Further Analysis on TIMSS 2015 Data (2022)


Harju-Luukkainen, H., Nissinen, K., Vettenranta, J., & Garvis, S. (2022). Early Skills as Predictors for Later Educational Outcome in Mathematics and Science in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : A Further Analysis on TIMSS 2015 Data. In S. Garvis, H. Harju-Luukkainen, & J. Kangas (Eds.), Assessing and Evaluating Early Childhood Education Systems (pp. 81-93). Springer. Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus, 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99910-0_6


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All authors or editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Nissinen, Kari; Vettenranta, Jouni; Garvis, Susanne

Parent publicationAssessing and Evaluating Early Childhood Education Systems

Parent publication editorsGarvis, Susanne; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna

ISBN978-3-030-99909-4

eISBN978-3-030-99910-0

Journal or seriesEarly Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus

ISSN2946-6091

eISSN2946-6105

Publication year2022

Publication date05/07/2022

Number in series2

Pages range81-93

Number of pages in the book192

PublisherSpringer

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99910-0_6

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Abstract

Parental education background, their expectations towards their child as well as socioeconomic variables have a significant impact on child’s educational outcome. In this study, our aim is to examine how parental attitudes and the socioeconomic status of student’s family are related to student’s early literacy and numeracy skills and, further, to student’s performance in mathematics and science in the TIMSS assessment. As data we use the TIMSS 2015 data collected from parents and students in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark and further as method we use path analysis. According to the results, all considered variables have a highly significant and positive direct effect on the 4th grade student performance in Finland. In Sweden and Denmark, it has an indirect effect. The results of this study highlight the importance of high-quality early childhood environments on students later educational outcome.


Keywordschildren (age groups)lower comprehensive schoollower comprehensive school pupilslearning resultsstudy performancemathematicsnatural sciencesfamily backgroundparentssocioeconomic factorssocioeconomic statussocial backgroundsocial environmentattitudeseffects (results)early childhood education and careinternational comparison


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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