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ERIC Number: EJ951339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
A Case Study of Children's Literacy Development in a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v26 n1 p122-140 2012
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety of data were collected: standardized measures, observations, and interviews. The qualitative data revealed several themes that were characteristic of the teachers, as well as the district mandates that affected the teacher, curriculum, and students. The quantitative analysis revealed the limited impact of the VPK program on the students' literacy development and achievement. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A