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ERIC Number: ED382369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 12
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Determining Continuity in the Primary Grades with Regard to Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices.
Holmes, Julia; Morrison, Norma
This study used the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) "Developmentally Appropriate Practices" (1987) guidelines to determine continuity across the primary grades with regard to developmentally appropriate practices (DAPs). It also sought to determine if there was a significant relationship among administrators, teachers, and parents with regard to their respective perceptions of the implementation of DAPs and their preferences for DAPs. A group of early childhood primary school administrators, early childhood primary teachers, and parents were surveyed. The study found that kindergarten teachers were implementing DAPs to a higher degree than other early childhood primary grade teachers. It found a moderate relationship among administrators, teachers, and parents with regard to their respective perceptions of the implementation of DAPs. Regarding preferred practices, there was a moderate relationship between administrators and teachers and a substantial relationship between administrators and parents and teachers and parents. The study also identified a gap between actual practice and preferred practice among teachers and administrators. Contains seven references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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