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ERIC Number: ED318570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of a Full-Day Kindergarten on the Student's Academic Performance.
Greer-Smith, Sandra
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the length of the school day has an effect on kindergarten students' academic performance. Ten full-day and ten half-day kindergarten teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the effects of full-day kindergarten on students. A majority of the half-day teachers were concerned that: (1) children in full-day kindergarten programs leave school tired; (2) there is more academic pressure on children in full-day kindergarten programs; (3) too much school at an early age can have a negative effect; and (4) children need half-day programs as a transition time between home and school. The majority of full-day teachers surveyed thought that full-day programs: (1) meet the needs of working parents; (2) have more enrichment activities; and (3) provide more opportunities for teachers to work with students. (PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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