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Parents' Education on Pre-adolescent Academic Development
An exploration of the impact of parants' education on pre-adolescent academic development.
# 130068 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Sociology (General) , Education (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper discusses how pre-adolescents are at a crossroads of biological and psychosocial change and one of the specific "barometers" of this change is academic performance as determined by parental educational attainment. The paper goes on to explore how a higher educational attainment of parents influences academic performance indirectly regardless of income, but is also directly influenced by SES-dependent learning opportunities available to the child from birth.

From the Paper:

"The period prior to the onset of puberty and during late childhood (age 10-12) is the arbitrary period marking pre-adolescence. In spite of its connotation, timing of physical development attributed to puberty is highly individual. In addition, psychosocial changes are also taking place around this period. This is a sensitive period for pre-adolescents, when many of their attitudes, behaviors and perceptions take shape. It is also a period of experimentation and curiosity, an inevitable part of coming of age parents with varied backgrounds react to differently."

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