ERIC Number: ED318558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Kindergarten and First Grade, Fall 1989. Survey Report and Recommendations of the Early Childhood Advisory Committee.
Hitz, Randy; Massoni, Betty
Findings of a recent Oregon Department of Education survey of elementary school principals are reported. In fall, 1988, questionnaires were mailed to 789 elementary school principals in the state. A total of 694 responded. The survey was designed to provide insight into important trends in kindergarten and first grade. The following topics were covered: (1) class size; (2) aide time; (3) number of kindergarten teachers per building; (4) kindergarten schedules; (5) home visits, parent-teacher conferences, and parent volunteers; (6) early entrance policies; (7) retention and transition classrooms; and (8) use of textbooks to teach reading and writing and other curriculum areas. Each of the eight sections of this report includes survey results and a brief commentary citing current national trends and research on the topic in question. Recommendations of the Department's Early Childhood Advisory Committee are also included in each section. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon