Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1966

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

John E. Davis

Second Committee Member

Azella Taylor

Third Committee Member

John Schwenker

Abstract

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to bring together differing opinions and research concerning the teaching of formal reading skills to children of kindergarten age. In order to establish evidence relevant to the problem, the following question was considered: Should the teaching of formal reading skills be a part of the kindergarten curriculum? In view of the question, this paper attempted to study from the literature whether formal reading skills should be taught to children in kindergarten classes.

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