Understanding the Appropriateness of Standards on Kindergarten Achievement in California: A Developmental Perspective
Master of Science
With the California educational system putting a greater emphasis on increasing academic standards in early childhood education, kindergarten students will be affected. In particular, there has been a statewide push toward increasing literacy by enforcing more rigorous language arts expectations for kindergarten entrance and the kindergarten year. Therefore, the purpose of this literature review is to explore the appropriateness of this increased standard’s movement relative to the developmental perspectives about children’s cognitive growth. Specifically, this review identifies the theories and research that stress the significance of understanding the development of cognition and learning in children as a foundation for creating and implementing appropriate educational practices and standards to achieve optimal academic success in kindergarten children in California.
Fox, Shawna J., "Understanding the Appropriateness of Standards on Kindergarten Achievement in California: A Developmental Perspective" (2006). Education | Print Theses. 300.