As the Twig Is Bent--Lasting Effects of Preschool Programs

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educational expectations for the future. Achievement orientation in late adolescence was also highly correlated with school competence and high school completion that translated into later occupational and educational attainment. These findings are discussed in Chapter 14.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

In addition to our colleagues mentioned in the general acknowledgments, we wish to thank all those whose work contributed to the pooled analysis. Those who made professional-level contributions to this analysis included Bettie Applewhite, Charles Bur, Chia- Ying Chang, Reginald Gougis, Clarence Henderson, Daniel Koretz, Judith Nelson, Georgia Nigro, Donald Poe, Marilyn Rosehé, Caleb Rossiter, Ann Schruben, Reuben Snipper, James Staszewski, Merlene Vassall, Patrick Vitale, Judy Vopava, Jennifer Wartik, Timothy Wickham-Crowley, and Agelia Ypelaar.

We also thank the young people who participated in these studies. We wish them a good life.


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