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ERIC Number: EJ907085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
The Same or Separate? An Exploration of Teachers' Perceptions of the Classroom Assignment of Twins in Prior to School and Kindergarten to Year Two School Settings
Jones, Laura; De Gioia, Katey
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v8 n3 p239-253 Oct 2010
This article investigates the perceptions of 12 teachers from New South Wales, Australia, regarding the classroom assignment of twins. Analysis of semi-structured interviews with each of the teachers revealed four key findings: 1) teachers' perceptions about the classroom assignment of twins vary according to their previous experience and relationship with twins in their personal life; 2) there are no sector-wide policies regarding the classroom assignment of twins; 3) setting size is a major factor influencing teachers' perceptions of the classroom assignment of twins; and 4) formal training does not refer to twins and their education. Recommendations and implications for teachers are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia