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ERIC Number: EJ1175533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
We'll Come Back When You're Teaching: Examining the Need for Curricular Reform in Higher Education in Response to the Introduction of Transitional Kindergarten in California's Public Schools
Nicholson, Julie; Lin, Betty; Maniates, Helen; Woolley, Ristyn; Groves, Michelle Grant; Engdahl, Eric
Teacher Education Quarterly, v45 n2 p7-36 Spr 2018
This study examines how, if at all, multiple subjects and administrative services credential preparation programs are changing in response to California's newest grade, Transitional Kindergarten (TK). We analyzed interviews from university faculty in early childhood education and credential programs in five institutions of higher education and collected survey data from early childhood professionals across 16 counties in the state. We describe gaps in knowledge about early childhood and developmental science needed to work with children in effective and developmentally responsive and appropriate ways. The study informs a much needed conversation about the consequences of implementing TK as a stand alone change rather than part of a comprehensive coordinated systems level reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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