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ERIC Number: EJ1217018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 46
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Examining How Stakeholders at the Local, State, and National Levels Made Sense of the Changed Kindergarten
Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei
American Educational Research Journal, v56 n3 p822-867 Jun 2019
Kindergarten in the United States has fundamentally changed. It is the new first grade where children are taught increased academic content and experience more standardized testing. There is much debate among education stakeholders about these changes, but such discussions are often siloed-- making it difficult to know whether these changes reflect these stakeholders' understandings of kindergarten specifically or public education in general. This explorative video-cued multivocal ethnographic study addressed this issue by examining how local, state, and national education stakeholders made sense of the changed kindergarten. Such findings provide insight into what it is they viewed driving these academic and instructional changes, what opportunities for further reform exist, and whether these stakeholders will work to support and/or alter such changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; West Virginia