How Flexible Groupings in Kindergarten May Affect Behavior
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the perspectives of flexible groupings from parents and staff members and how it affects behaviors in kindergarten. The study took place at Mallett School, Farmington, Maine. The participants in this study were 20 parents and 10 staff members. A survey was completed by parents and staff members were involved in interviews. The researcher also collected behavioral data from the school guidance counselor for the years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The conclusions of this study showed that disruptive behavior has decreased in kindergarten classrooms since flexible groupings were employed.
Ball, Nicole, "How Flexible Groupings in Kindergarten May Affect Behavior" (2015). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 44.