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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Patton, Mary Martin; Wortham, Sue Clark – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined the extent of extra-year programs for kindergarten students in Texas school districts; identified procedures and curricular interventions; and established the growth trend of these classes statewide. Found that 39% of the 285 school districts responding had transition classes, and the trend for the state at-large appeared to be one of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Grade Repetition