What's the Role of Kindergarten?

GUESTS: ROBERTA WOLLONS *Editor, Kindergartens & Cultures: The Global Diffusion of an Idea (Yale University Press, 2000) This week, kids around the country will head off to kindergarten class, where they'll learn to socialize with other kids and experience homework for the first time. For some it will be their first day in school, but today many American children have already gone to daycare AND pre-school.



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