Term

Fall 12-8-2016

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Thesis

Degree Name

MALED

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Susan Manikowski

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Katrina McCarthy

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Catherine Lay

Abstract

The research question answered in this study was, how does the amount of recess impact student behavior in the kindergarten classroom? The author used a mixed methods approach to conduct action research within the kindergarten classroom and presents data including kindergarten teacher reflections, an educator survey, an administrator interview, and five target behaviors tallied before, during, and after implementing additional recesses into the school day. The teacher’s findings then echo what was found in the literature. The study is synthesized and conclusions are drawn in answer to the guiding question.

Research Methodology

Action Research

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