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ERIC Number: EJ1147830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Rural Influence on the Use of Transition Practices by Preschool Teachers
Murphy, Melissa A.; Mccormick, Katherine M.; Rous, Beth S.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v32 n1 p29-37 Mar 2013
Early childhood transition services for children play a vital role in their successful entry to school; however, little is known regarding factors that may impact the use of various important transition practices. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a community demographic characteristic (specifically, rurality) on the reported use of specific transition practices. Preschool teachers' report of their use of transition practices was evaluated in a nationally representative sample of 2,434 teachers. Results revealed significant differences in the utilization use of 11 transition practices between rural and urban classrooms. Further, teachers in rural communities utilized used a different number of transition practices in comparison to their urban peers. The implications of this study and needed future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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