Type of Thesis
Dr. Stefanie Mollborn
Dr. Matthew Brown
Dr. Johanna Maes
This study reveals that there are factors at the individual, interactional, and institutional levels that influence how children are differentially prepared, which helps explain how social inequality begins to manifest before children enter school. This work represents a contribution to the literature because it pinpoints several multidimensional factors that shape children’s kindergarten outcomes depending on a parent’s social location. Because most of these factors extend beyond the control of parents, I argue that our policies must shift to improve the lives of all 0-5 year olds. These types of interventions are vital to the fabric of society because these children will eventually be the main contributors to our country.
Bunner, Amber Lee, "We Just Want to Do a Good Job with Them: A Multilevel Approach to Kindergarten Readiness" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1305.
Early Childhood Education Commons, Educational Sociology Commons, Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, Mental and Social Health Commons, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons