ERIC Number: ED455942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
New Book Examines Transition Issues. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 20.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
This issue of the "NCEDL Spotlights" describes the content of a new book, "The Transition to Kindergarten," based on a national transitions synthesis conference sponsored by the National Center for Early Development and Learning. The document delineates the chapter topics and describes four trends expected to have significant effect on the transition of children into American schools in the near future. Topics of the book include early schooling and social stratification, readiness, education equity and excellence, teacher practices, issues for families, parent involvement, at-risk students, children with disabilities, low-income families, research design and methodology, personnel preparation, policy issues, and significant trends. (KB)
Descriptors: Books, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Program Descriptions, School Readiness, Sociocultural Patterns, Transitional Programs
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB#8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: Based on the book, "The Transitions to Kindergarten," edited by Robert Pianta and Martha Cox.