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ERIC Number: ED264975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Views of Kindergarten.
Reifel, Stuart
This paper explores children's contributions to the functioning of kindergarten classrooms, arguing that the child's perspective on educational experiences is a valuable source for understanding that experience. Although children are seldom consulted about their experiences, they can provide information about the congruence between the teacher's plan and children's experience and about how they adapt to their environment. The script model is presented as one way of tapping children's perspectives. Next, research is presented on children in child care, kindergarten, and other group settings. Findings demonstrate consistency between children's interviews on group experiences and analysis of the interviews using the script model. Finally, conclusions are drawn based on the presented research as well as implications for future research. (DST)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Research Inst.
Authoring Institution: N/A