Full-Time Kindergarten vs. Half-Day Kindergarten
This paper is a research proposal to document any differences that may exist in the reading skill level of children enrolled in full-time vs. children enrolled in part-time kindergarten programs in the City of New York.
# 48725 | 2,675 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 |
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This paper explains that an increasing numbers of affluent parents enroll their children in pre-school programs that include early instruction in basics like reading and math; the question arises as to whether these children are obtaining a competitive edge over their less-fortunate peers. The paper points out that many school districts have responded to the needs of working parents by establishing full-day kindergarten programs, which are expensive for the school system. The paper proposes to use ECLAS scores of the participating children to evaluate whether children enrolled in full-time kindergartens perform better than those enrolled in part-time programs on this test.
From the Paper:"As for the participating students themselves, they will be the City of New York in miniature. This will rule out any differences based on race or class. A workable system will be developed that applies to each student individually and without prejudice. Next, the teachers and staff selected for Groups A and B should be chosen based on faculty and parent recommendations, and even, if possible, on the recommendations of older students who were formerly taught by these same individuals. A choice based on multiple recommendations is essential in order to ensure that the experiment reflects "typical" conditions. A well-liked teacher might motivate her students more than an unpopular teacher. An unusually intelligent or able teacher might skew the outcome. By the same token, a biased or narrow-minded educator might thwart an objective outcome."
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