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Effects of Preschool on Children’s Attitudes towards School

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heather Kimberly Dial (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Advisor
Kathryn Sullivan

Abstract: Historically, before World War II many children were cared for at home by one parent, usually the mother. After the involvement of women in the workforce during World War II and as a result of the post industrial age, women have asserted more choices in their lives and many have pursued a career outside the home. This movement has resulted in many children spending their preschool years in day-care and other similar programs. Television reports in 1990 noted that many kindergarten children were experiencing burnout. The question this raises is whether or not the preschool programs experienced by many children subsequently impact negatively on their school achievement. This study was designed to examine this question. Specifically, it was designed to determine if there is a difference in the attitude toward school of kindergarten children who experienced preschool and those who did not.

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Publication
Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
Education, Preschool, Education, Preschool – Curricula, Children – Attitudes, Early Childhood Education – North Carolina