Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District.

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ABSTRACT

The study sought to investigate the influence of socio-economic status on Early Childhood

Education learners’ cognitive development. The study was motivated by the variance in learners’

cognitive abilities even though learners are of the same age. The researcher therefore looked at

factors that influenced the learners’ cognitive development and the relationship between the

learners’ socio-economic background and their cognitive development. The problem was that

some pupils were lagging behind the others and if given homework they were not doing the

homework, or the homework would not be correctly done. A critical literature review was done

which revealed that there are various factors that affect the cognitive development of children

such as poverty, low level of education from parents, parent-child interaction, lack of exposure to

cognitive stimulating materials, the size of the family among other factors. The accessible

population comprised of seven schools and a sample of two schools was chosen by stratified

random sampling technique. This gave each school equal chances of being chosen. Ten Early

Childhood Education teachers responded to questionnaires while twelve parents were

interviewed. The study employed the descriptive research design. The findings revealed the

children from low socio-economic backgrounds are negatively impacted which affects their

cognitive development. It was therefore concluded that the parents should be educated on the

importance of the cognitive development of their children, hence they should be active

participants in stimulation of their cognitive development despite lack of resources. Teachers are

encouraged to improvise in schools. Other factors that affect cognitive development can be

tackled by other researchers.

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APA

LILIAN, C (2021). Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-a-family-s-socio-economic-status-on-early-childhood-education-learners-cognitive-development-in-zvishavane-district

MLA 8th

LILIAN, CHAKUYA "Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District." Afribary. Afribary, 02 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-a-family-s-socio-economic-status-on-early-childhood-education-learners-cognitive-development-in-zvishavane-district. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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LILIAN, CHAKUYA . "Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District.". Afribary, Afribary, 02 May. 2021. Web. 27 Nov. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-a-family-s-socio-economic-status-on-early-childhood-education-learners-cognitive-development-in-zvishavane-district >.

Chicago

LILIAN, CHAKUYA . "Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District." Afribary (2021). Accessed November 27, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-a-family-s-socio-economic-status-on-early-childhood-education-learners-cognitive-development-in-zvishavane-district