Study: Latino Children Make Up For Academic Shortcomings With Strong Social Skills

NPR | Jan. 23, 2013 5:53 p.m.

Mexican-American preschoolers start school way behind their white counterparts. Their poor language and pre-literacy skills put them at a huge disadvantage academically. But new research is showing that their social skills are fully developed and robust by the time they start school and are indistinguishable from their white peers. Experts believe the new findings have promising implications.


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