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ERIC Number: EJ906245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Family Concerns Surrounding Kindergarten Transition: A Comparison of Students in Special and General Education
McIntyre, Laura Lee; Eckert, Tanya L.; Fiese, Barbara H.; Digennaro Reed, Florence D.; Wildenger, Leah K.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v38 n4 p259-263 Dec 2010
Kindergarten transition is considered an important developmental milestone for children and families. Children with disabilities may be especially vulnerable during transition and may lack academic and behavioral readiness skills essential for kindergarten. Family concerns surrounding children's transition were explored in 132 students (n = 29 special education; n = 103 general education) preparing to enter kindergarten. Caregivers responded to a survey on family experiences and involvement in transition and reported on the degree to which they were concerned about kindergarten transition. Caregivers of special education students reported significantly more concerns surrounding their child's behavior, communication, academic readiness, and overall readiness for kindergarten than did caregivers of general education students. Implications for supporting children and families during transition are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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