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Espinosa, Linda M.; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Mathews, Michelle C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Compared school readiness as understood by kindergarten teachers in 11 rural Missouri communities with results of national Carnegie study of 7,000 kindergarten teachers. Found that Missouri teachers judged their students as more ready than did the national sample, and a greater portion believed that children are more ready now than five years ago.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Provides a rationale for parent involvement in children's schooling. Considers the nation's education goals, and why parent involvement is so important to achieving those goals. (ET)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives
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Houle, Gail Ruppert – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Argues that many disabilities among children are increasingly attributable to environmental variables such as violence, poverty, toxic exposure, and family dysfunction. Notes that special education professionals have had primary responsibility for providing specialized services to disabled children and are uniquely qualified to provide resources,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education