ERIC Number: EJ837037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Opportunity Deferred or Opportunity Taken? An Updated Look at Delaying Kindergarten Entry
Marshall, Hermine H.
Young Children, v58 n5 p84-93 Sep 2003
Parents struggle with kindergarten readiness, seeking advice from early childhood educators. The author offers suggestions for helping with this decision, along with definitions of readiness, accountability pressures, and "redshirting." The article compares maturationist assumptions with current research, concluding that delaying kindergarten entry for eligible children is not beneficial. The author also provides suggestions for advising families.
Descriptors: Eligibility, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Beliefs, Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Performance Factors, School Entrance Age, Admission Criteria, Guidance Programs, Guidelines, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A