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ERIC Number: ED458990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Nueva investigacion sobre kindergarten de dia completo (Recent Research on All-Day Kindergarten). ERIC Digest.
Clark, Patricia
Noting that much of the early research on the effects of all-day kindergarten had serious problems with internal and external validity due to inadequate methodological standards, this Spanish-language digest reviews research conducted in the 1990s. The digest discusses the academic, social, and behavioral effects of all-day kindergarten, as well as parents' and teachers' attitudes and the curriculum in all-day kindergarten classes. The digest notes research from the 1990s showing more consistent positive academic outcomes for all children in all-day kindergarten than did earlier research. Three studies are highlighted which found social and behavioral benefits of all-day kindergarten attendance. Attitudes of parents and teachers of children enrolled in all-day kindergarten are also noted; both groups were generally satisfied with the programs and believed that all-day kindergarten better prepared children for first grade. The digest concludes by noting that all-day kindergarten seems to have many positive benefits for children and can provide them the opportunity to spend more time in active, child-initiated small-group activities. (Contains 14 references.) (KB)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: Spanish
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A