Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The kindergarten experience has traditionally been a bridge between informal home experiences and more formal school experiences. Currently, there is a concern because it appears that more and more children are at-risk for kindergarten failure (Slavin, Karweit, Wasik, 1992). In the 1960's and 1970's, failure prevention in kindergarten had focused on potentially at-risk students who might not have had rich pre-school experiences necessary for school success. Programs such as Head Start were designed to give these potentially at-risk students from lower socioeconomic groups school readiness experiences. Throughout the l 970's, readiness for elementary education was defined in terms of attitudes and motivation rather than specific academic skills (Charlesworth, 1989).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
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©1994 Marcele Kaduce
Kaduce, Marcele, "Advantages and disadvantages of three types of kindergarten schedules" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2655.