The Transition to Kindergarten / Edition 1

The Transition to Kindergarten / Edition 1

by Robert C. Pianta
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557663998

ISBN-13: 9781557663993

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

Today's kindergarten is the onset of formal schooling for children-the first time families, schools, teachers, and communities come together to form an educational partnership. In this thought-provoking, issues-focused book, the experts examine the latest research on early schooling and give you a starting point with which to reexamine your beliefs, policies, and

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Today's kindergarten is the onset of formal schooling for children-the first time families, schools, teachers, and communities come together to form an educational partnership. In this thought-provoking, issues-focused book, the experts examine the latest research on early schooling and give you a starting point with which to reexamine your beliefs, policies, and practices regarding the first years of school. Scholars, researchers, and other professionals will discover why early school transitions need to be improved and how these critical transitions affect children's future educational success. You'll find out the latest on readiness assessment entrance ages grade retention classroom structure family-school-community partnerships cultural diversity children with disabilities children in poverty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557663993
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword
Preface

Section I: The Significance of Early School Transitions

  1. Introduction: An Ecological Approach to Kindergarten Transition
    Robert C. Pianta, Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, and Martha J. Cox
  2. Early Schooling and Social Stratification
    Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander
  3. Assessing Readiness
    Samuel J. Meisels
  4. Promoting Educational Equity and Excellence in Kindergarten
    Nicholas Zill
Section II: The Ecology of Transitions into and Through Kindergarten
  1. Diverse Perspectives on Kindergarten Contexts and Practices
    Elizabeth Graue
  2. Families and Schools: Rights, Responsibilities, Resources, and Relationships
    Sandra L. Christenson
  3. Changing Schools for Changing Families
    Gary B. Melton, Susan P. Limber, and Terri L. Teague
Section III: Transitions for Children with Diverse Backgrounds
  1. Beginning School for Children at Risk
    Craig T. Ramey and Sharon L. Ramey
  2. Children with Disabilities in Early Elementary School
    Mark Wolery
  3. Kindergarten Practices with Children from Low-Income Families
    Barbara T. Bowman
Section IV: Implications for the Kindergarten Transition
  1. Research on the Transition to Kindergarten
    John Wills Lloyd , Donna R. Steinberg, and Mary K. Wilhelm-Chapin
  2. Personnel Preparation and the Transition to Kindergarten
    Richard M. Clifford
  3. The Practice of Effective Transitions: Players Who Make a Winning Team
    Laura B. Smolkin
  4. Policy and the Transition Process
    James J. Gallagher
  5. The Changing Nature of the Transition to School: Trends for the Next Decade
    Robert C. Pianta and Martha J. Cox
Index

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