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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Heath Lowry

First Committee Member

W. Preston Gleason

Second Committee Member

Robert R. Hopkins

Third Committee Member

Doris Meyer

Fourth Committee Member

Jerry King


PURPOSE: It was the purpose of this study to compare the academic gains of kindergarten children showing six to eighteen months' deficiency in readiness skills as measured by the ABC Inventory in September, 1973. This comparison was based on parent education experiences and a structured mother-child games technique durinq the early months of the subjects' kindergarten school year.



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