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ERIC Number: EJ679731
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Making Meaning of School Readiness in Schools and Communities.
Wesley, Patricia W.; Buysse, Virginia
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v18 n3 p351-75 2003
Explored perceptions of school readiness among preschool and kindergarten teachers, principals, and parents. Found participants experienced tensions related to their readiness views: conflict between personal teaching/learning philosophies and state expectations; pressure placed upon children, teachers, and families for children to perform; and inconsistency of defining kindergarten eligibility by chronological age and required entry skills. Devised recommendations for promoting strategies that foster readiness, increase professional accountability, and promote social/emotional development. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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