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Williams, Leslie R. – Childhood Education, 1989
Maintains that full-day kindergarten programs can derive at least part of their curriculum from the diverse gifts of social and cultural knowledge that children bring to the classroom. Includes a description of a kindergarten class that explored the topic of grandparents. (BB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Grandparents, Kindergarten
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Hatch, J. Amos – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the assumptions and principles of emergent literacy and establishes the need to reconceptualize kindergarten practice in the area of literacy education. Conclusions drawn from a series of studies of current kindergarten practice in a large midwestern state are considered. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Emergent Literacy