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ERIC Number: ED265939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 18
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Kindergarten Children's Perceptions of Classroom Rules.
Blankenship, Mary L.
Concern for discipline has resulted in an emphasis on school rules and enforcement in many school districts. In order to begin to understand children's perceptions of classroom rules, the teacher and 18 children in one kindergarten class were interviewed about (1) what the rules in their classroom actually were; (2) what the punishments were; and (3) how they knew what the rules were. Although details of the rules varied considerably, responses fell within 10 general categories, with agreement between children and teacher by category on 71 percent of the rules. Children's perceptions of punishments did not reflect actual reported teacher behavior but instead emphasized a single dramatic incident as representative. Rules were learned by observation of the consequences, not by teacher instruction. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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