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Influence of Early Childhood Education on Language Development and Visualization Process Skills of Primary One Pupils in Jos Metropolis Nigeria

Agnes S. Ojile (Ph.D)

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

Corresponding Author: ojileagnes@yahoo.com +2348061291853

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate the influence of early childhood education on language development and visualization process skills of primary school pupils. The ex-post facto research design was adopted in the study. A sample of 500 participants consisting of 250 pupils who have experienced early childhood education and another 250 who have no experience of early childhood education were used in the study. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated for the study. The instrument used for data collection was the attention and memory recall tests. The research questions were answered using mean score and standard deviation while t-test for paired sample was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that children who were exposed to early childhood education tend have better language development and visualization process skills than their counterparts who were not exposed to such education. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended early childhood education should be made free and accessible to every Nigerian child. Also, instructional materials for teaching language development and visualization should be provided in adequate proportion to meet the educational needs of the children.

Keywords: Early Childhood Education, Language Development, Visualization Process Skills, Educational Psychology, Mathematics Education

How to Cite this Article:

Ojile, A. S. (2020). Influence of Early Childhood Education on Language Development and Visualization Process Skills of Primary One Pupils in Jos Metropolis Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 1(1), 54-63. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3899034

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