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What Is Lost When Kindergarten Gets More Academic?

January 19, 2016

Via: MindShift

A big new study provides the first national, empirical data to back up the anecdotes. University of Virginia researchers Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham and Anna Rorem analyzed the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which includes a nationally representative annual sample of roughly 2,500 teachers of kindergarten and first grade who answer detailed questions.

Their answers can tell us a lot about what they believe and expect of their students and what they actually do in their classrooms.

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