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ERIC Number: EJ830992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Kindergarten Education and Early Childhood Teacher Education in the United States: Status at the Start of the 21st Century
Fromberg, Doris Pronin
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v27 n1 p65-85 Jan 2006
The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the preparation of kindergarten teachers. This article addresses the questions: What does kindergarten curriculum look like today compared with other times? What is the status of full-day kindergarten? What are the influences of the high-stakes testing movement, school budgets, and economic status across communities? How has early childhood state teacher certification changed during the past two decades? What is worthwhile learning? This article takes an editorial position that supports an intellectually significant curriculum in which specially prepared early childhood teachers match teaching with the ways in which kindergarten children learn, and might want to learn more. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States