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Wortham, Sue C.; Patton, Mary Martin – Childhood Education, 1992
Reports a study of a retention procedure in Texas in which children are placed in prefirst grade classrooms rather than promoted to regular first grade after kindergarten. Discusses the procedure's effectiveness and appropriateness, reasons for children's placement, children's behavioral problems, parental motivation and approval, and student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Blasi, Mary Jane – Childhood Education, 1996
Believes that educators often indoctrinate children into being passive receivers of learning, and that a communication-based approach to learning, in which teachers model how to be active listeners and also generators of information, is needed. Based on work with kindergartners and second graders, provides examples of valuing children's talking…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Instruction, Kindergarten