ERIC Number: ED219140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
British Columbia Kindergarten Needs Assessment 1980: Summary Report. A Report to the Ministry of Education, Province of British Columbia.
Mayfield, Margie I.; And Others
This report summarizes the major findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 1980-81 British Columbia Kindergarten Needs Assessment. This assessment was designed to elicit a broad base of information, both fact and opinion, from the professional literature, from review panels held across the province, and from a survey of groups most closely concerned with kindergarten children. The central purpose of the assessment was to make information available to the Ministry of Education for its curriculum committee, charged with reviewing current kindergarten programs. Results are discussed in terms of the background of the kindergarten, early childhood education models used, characteristics of the kindergarten teacher, parents' role in kindergarten, the relationship of kindergarten to preschool and first grade, admission policies, the kindergarten physical environment and facilities, kindergarten organization, the effectiveness of kindergarten curriculum guides, screening methods, and the provisions necessary for special kindergarten children. Recommendations for improvements in the above areas are made and suggestions for further research in the area of kindergarten needs assessment are briefly provided. (MP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Admission (School), Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Individual Needs, Kindergarten, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Continuity
Note: For related document, see PS 012 952.