Teachers' and parents' perspectives on the role of “screen time” for school readiness

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2011-12
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Alden, Sheryl
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Research exists concerning school readiness, teachers' perspectives about school readiness, parents' perspectives about school readiness, and the role of screen time on school readiness. However, there is a gap in the literature regarding teachers' and parents' perspectives on the role "screen time" plays in this readiness process. This study investigated these issues in an effort to shed light on how teachers and parents define school readiness and the role they feel "screen time" serves in the effort to prepare children for formal schooling. Findings and conclusions in this study may inform educators about the different types of "screen time" parents and teachers use to prepare children for kindergarten, as well as the perspectives of parents and teachers as to its effectiveness in that regard.

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Education, Parents, School readiness, Screen time, Teachers' perspectives
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