ERIC Number: EJ441895
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Kindergarten Educational Policies: Separating Myth from Reality.
Siegel, Donna F.; Hanson, Ralph A.
Early Education and Development, v2 n1 p5-31 Jan 1991
Profiles current kindergarten policies and practices concerning six issues. Issues include (1) school entry age; (2) length of school day; (3) placement criteria; (4) retention practices; (5) beginning reading instruction; and (6) teaching strategies and instructional resources. Reviews research on policy alternatives and identifies the optimum policy alternative. (BC)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Beginning Reading, Board of Education Policy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Grade Repetition, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction, School Entrance Age, School Readiness, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A