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Heagle, Kaitlyn; Timmons, Kristy; Hargreaves, Fabienne; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The objective of the present study is to capture children's voices to compare traditional half-day and play-based full-day kindergarten children's perspectives on two research questions: What is important about kindergarten, and what is your favourite thing about school? Children's responses were compared for emerging academic and social themes.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Comparative Analysis, Relevance (Education), Student Satisfaction
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Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In this study, we explored the influence of kindergarten children's perspectives of school on their literacy and self-regulation outcomes. Children's early perspectives were captured in a three-question, finger-puppet interview. Responses to the interview questions were coded thematically as being academic and/or social in nature, and were…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies, Puppetry