Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
The purpose of this change plan document is to provide a rationale and structure for shifting from half- to full-day kindergarten. Patricia Clark’s (2009) synthesis of multiple research studies on full-day kindergarten outlines the reoccurring findings that implementation of full-day kindergarten prevents long term academic struggles for students. Closing the achievement gaps when at its smallest, which is early in the educational career of a student, ensures long term academic, social, and emotional success.
CARTER, BRAD EDWARD MR, "SYSTEMATIC IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN IN A LARGE SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN" (2016). Dissertations. 215.