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Kindergarten Teachers’ And Parents’ Perceptions Of What Characteristics A Child Should Have To Be Ready For Kindergarten, Holly Jean R. Nachbar May 1994

Kindergarten Teachers’ And Parents’ Perceptions Of What Characteristics A Child Should Have To Be Ready For Kindergarten, Holly Jean R. Nachbar

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted to investigate the perceptions of both kindergarten teachers and parents of kindergartners as to what characteristics are important for a child to have in order to be ready for kindergarten.

Twenty-one teachers and thirty-two parents anonymously recorded their perceptions on questionnaires distributed by Rochester area elementary schools. The questionnaire also asked where these characteristics were thought to have been initially developed, and what one single characteristic they believed to be the most important. In addition, the parent questionnaire asked if the child had attended day care or preschool and for how long. Responses were separated and ...


An Investigation Of Emergent Readers’ Hypotheses-Making About Print In Environmental Messages, Karen Lentz-Durrick Feb 1994

An Investigation Of Emergent Readers’ Hypotheses-Making About Print In Environmental Messages, Karen Lentz-Durrick

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this study, the researcher investigated the hypothesis generating process that emergent readers apply when encountering environmental messages. A debate has arisen concerning the transition period when emergent readers begin to see the significance of print around them. The step from reading messages using all cues to reliance only on print was first seen as a natural occurrence, but recent research has been unable to prove or disprove this. Using familiar, unfamiliar, correct and altered logos and labels the researcher questioned preschoolers about the stimuli's meanings and what part of the stimuli gave them that information. The researcher then ...