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Keywords

Early childhood teachers--Attitudes;

Abstract

This research paper is a partial replication of the Stipek and Byler (1997) study, "Early childhood education teachers: Do they practice what they preach?" The study focuses on teachers' beliefs, goals, standardized testing, and parental pressures of early childhood education. Results of this study revealed prep-kindergarten teachers from the state of Iowa believe social skills are the most important goal of their programs. This confirms the literature review of what is developmentally appropriate for early childhood classrooms. Nearly all teachers in this study reported that they believed their programs to be appropriate for young children and that parental pressure regarding a push for more academic work did not seem to be a problem.

Year of Submission

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg

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Date Original

2017

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 37 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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