Children with high academic potential
A subproject in SKOLEKLAR concentrates on identifying children with high academic potential. This project was presented at the 13th International ECHA Conference in Munster, Germany in September 12 - 15, 2012.
Testing and observation in kindergarten
During the last years there has been an increasing focus on documenting children's development in kindergarten. Arlene Gjestgjevarstad Thorsen holds a preschool teacher education and has a Masters degree and PhD degree in special education. We asked her about her thoughts and experiences related to the observation of children's development in kindergarten.
Quantitative research in kindergarten
In the Norwegian Research Council program UTDANNING2020 it was a strong emphasis on the desire to strengthen the quantitative research in the educational field. Professor Edvin Bru at the Center for Behavioral Research has for many years researched and published research based on quantitative studies. We asked him about what could be the benefits by strengthening the quantitative research in Norwegian kindergartens.
A commitment to kindergarten at the Centre for Behavioural Research
During the last years Centre for Behavioural Research has strengthened its focus on the youngest children through several new projects.
In the Skoleklar project gifted children will be studied in one of the subprojects. There are many differences that distinguish gifted children from other children. Ella Maria Cosmovici Idsøe have worked with these children before, both in practice and in psychological research. We asked her why it is so important to include these children in a study focusing on school readiness.
Children with minority background
One of the focuses in the Skoleklar project will be on children with minority background who are in a transition from kindergarten to school. There can be many challenges for children with a minority background in Norway. For several years Hildegunn Fandrem has researched and given courses in relation to this issue. However, this is her first time participating in a research project focusing on such young children.
School readiness measures
The Norwegian daycare centers have recently been incorporated into the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.