ERIC Number: ED260844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Superintendent's Early Childhood Study Group Report.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Intended to provide an intensive and comprehensive view of all early childhood programs serving children before they enter first grade, this population study focused on preschool, readiness kindergarten, regular kindergarten, and readiness first grade programs in all of Michigan's 528 K-12 school districts. Reflecting the 1983-84 school year, data focused on 11 questions contained in The Survey of Public School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs. The report of findings is organized according to program type, and a summary of findings is provided prior to the presentation of data. Recommendations to the State Board of Education and to the governor and legislature are offered. It is concluded that existing kindergarten programs must be upgraded by addressing issues of parent education, class size, teacher training, program options, screening, and program development. Appendices provide (1) a list of members of the Superintendent's study group on early childhood education; (2) the survey questionnaire; (3) lists of screening and/or readiness testing instruments used in the programs (including district frequencies); (4) figures indicating, by district, number of developmental kindergartens; pre-first graders; amount of state aid per pupil; total state cost; as well as longevity by program type. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan