ERIC Number: ED307055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Improving Behavior of Kindergarten Children through Effective Training and Communication.
A kindergarten teacher working at a school on a military base located on an island in the North Atlantic used improved methods of communication to design a practicum intervention to improve the behavior of kindergarten children who resided on the base. The goal of the practicum was to improve the behavior of the children through: (1) frequent written and phone communications between home and school; (2) a monthly newsletter; (3) provision to parents of information about youngsters in the class; (4) various aids to parenting; and (5) answers to questions that parents had asked about procedures, practices, and curriculum. Four scheduled parent workshops provided specific information on behavioral difficulties, the importance of nutrition for the kindergarten child, the child at-risk for learning problems, and practical ways to help the young school child. Findings of practicum evaluation efforts indicated positive outcomes. Plans have been made to continue the program. The appendices include kindergarten handbook materials (about 40 pages), parent questionnaires and results, and a readiness test and scores. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.