Capstone/Dissertation Title

Making the decision to academically redshirt: a parent's perspective

Term

2013

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Abstract

The research question addressed is, why are parents of kindergarteners academic redshirting their children and how would they describe their experience? Academic redshirting is a term used to describe the purposeful delay of entry into kindergarten to improve future performance in school. The author documents their personal journey in wanting to find correlations between the belief academic redshirted students experience higher rates of academic and social successes, and what is truly experienced. Interviewing participants from eight different families, the author was able to uncover the truth, as it relates to their personal experiences in having their child academically redshirted.

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