Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Morrison, Harriet B., 1934-

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies

LCSH

Kindergarten--Philosophy||Kindergarten--Illinois--Oak Lawn

Abstract

The study examines one particular school district's views and practices in teaching kindergarten. The data were collected from questionnaires that were sent to six kindergarten teachers and six administrators in the district. The results indicate that the administrators seem to have a slightly more developmentally appropriate view, as defined by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as to what should be taught in kindergarten. Teachers also indicated developmentally appropriate views. However, observations of the teachers in their own classrooms indicate that these views are not evidenced in their teaching. Interviews with the teachers indicate the teachers feel outside pressures from administrators and parents to run a more academicallybased classroom. These results indicate a lack of communication between administrators and teachers. They also make us cognizant of the need for some educational awareness on the part of the parents, teachers of kindergarten through grade three, and the administrators as to what appropriate practices are and how they should be implemented .

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [51]-53)

Extent

[vi], 66 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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