Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Readiness for school;
The appropriate time to begin kindergarten is no longer simply a matter of chronological age. Developmental readiness, or maturational readiness concern, has caused parents and educators to delay the entry of selected children into kindergarten programs. Some educators look to the developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs, or multi-age grouping in the primary grades, to solve the readiness dilemma.
This study reviews the most recent literature on the subject of readiness. It also looks at the benefits and problems concerning delayed entry. The study attempts to pull together an appropriate view of readiness for parents and early childhood teachers, and offers guidelines for determining readiness.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
1 PDF file (iv, 41 pages)
©1999 Linda Harris
Harris, Linda, "Defining readiness : for, against, and an appropriate view" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 813.