ERIC Number: ED319527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
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A Study of "Developmentally Appropriate" Kindergarten Programs in Practice.
Bidne, Rosemary E.
It is suspected that educators have many interpretations of developmentally appropriate practice and, therefore, a wide variety of practices exist in classrooms labeled "developmentally appropriate." This study investigated daily practices of 10 full-day public school kindergarten programs identified as "developmentally appropriate" by teachers or principals, or in literature describing the programs. Observations were used to assess the degree to which programs engaged in developmentally appropriate practices and the openness in program structure. Results indicated that there was a wide range of practices in the classrooms and a strong positive relationship between developmentally appropriate practices and degree of openness in program structure. (PCB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference on Human Development (11th, Richmond, VA, March 29-31, 1990). Master of Education Field Research Report, National College of Education.