ERIC Number: ED455012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Detroit Public Schools Kindergarten Teacher Survey, 1999-2000.
Washington, Joyce, A.
This study surveyed regular and extended-day kindergarten teachers in the Detroit public school system. Key findings included the following: (1) most respondents (63.6 percent) had 5 or more years experience in their current position; (2) respondents reported an average class size of 22.7 to 30.4 students; (3) most respondents perceived that their class enrollment had been steady over the past 2 or 3 years although actual enrollment had declined; and (4) teachers indicated that students and parents would benefit from full-day regular kindergarten, recommended additional fun activities such as field trips, and suggested that advertising would increase parent and community awareness. (Appendices contain the survey questions and responses, a list of participating schools, and a compilation of teacher comments and suggestions.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.