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Thesis Statement

The steps to the creation of a thesis statement and search terms.
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Main Topic
Education
What we really want
to talk about

Does pre-school offer children the tools they need in preparation for primary school?
Clinton Douglas
Nicole Alleyne

The Creation of a Research Paper
Lets Refine This a Little
Pre-school Education
Child Development
This can be
Further Refined
Pre-school education
Primary school preparation
Thesis Statement
For

Pre-school
offers, through a wide range of
study
areas and
skill
s training, the
mental
,
physical
and
social

preparedness
that is needed for a seamless entrance into
primary school
.
Pre-school
Nursery School
Kindergarten
Early childhood learning centre
Montessori
Adeptness
Ability
Competence
Efficiency
Skills
Key Words in the Thesis statement
Mental
Cognative
Conceptual
Intellectual
Rational
Physical
Bodily
Tangible
Mortal
Earthly
Social
Community
Group
Collective
Civil
Preparedness
Assembly
Conception
Position
Development
Readiness
Training
Study
Schooling
Tuition
Examination
Analysis
Primary Keywords and Secondary Keywords
Thesis Statement Against
Pre-school alone does not provide readiness of children for entrance into primary schools as a plethora of external factors like the child-parent relationship, the socio-economic status of the parents, the importance the family and the community place on education, and genetic influences must be taken into consideration.
Pre-school
alone does not provide
readiness
of
children
for entrance into
primary schools
as a plethora of external factors like the child-parent
relationship
, the
socio-economic
status of the
parent
s, the importance the
family
and the
community
place on
education
, and
genetic influences
must be taken into consideration.
Key Words in the Thesis Statement
Children
Relationship
Association
Connection
Correlation
Interdependence
Socio-Economic status
Link
Social class
Parent
Mother
Father
Procreator
Guardian
Family
Community
Education
Genetic Influences
Genetic factors
Inheritable traits
Genes
Protein sequences
Primary Keywords and Secondary Keywords
Pre-school offers, through a wide range of study areas and skills training, the mental, physical and social preparedness that is needed for a seamless entrance into primary school.
Primary school
Grade school
Junior school
Education
Explore
Expertise
Aptitude
In the flesh
Popular
Pre-school
Nursery School
Kindergarten
Early childhood learning centre
Montessori
Primary school
Grade school
Junior school
Readiness
Assembly
Conception
Position
Development
Preparedness
Training
Population
Infant
Toddler
Youth
Minor
Kid
Young one
Relations
Kin
Group
Clan
Extended family
Pedagogy
People
Public
Residents
Neighbourhood
Local area
Learning
Training
Study
Teaching
Direction
Investigative Questions that will help in defining our Research Question
What is the role of pre-school?
What happens at pre-school?
Why do parents send their children to pre-school?
What do parents hope their child will gain from a pre-school education?

What is the relationship between pre-school education and child development?
What are the issues associated with sending or keeping one’s child from pre-school?

What are the advantages of sending one’s child to pre-school?
Are the requirements for entry into primary school clear or unclear?
What is the ideal situation for proper child development in a pre-school aged child?

If a child does not attend pre-school but is given the necessary support will he/she be prepared for primary schooling?
The Focus of our
Research is:
The ability for pre-school to successfully offer children all that they need in preparation for primary school.
Role of preschool in child preparation
The child-parent relationship
Socio-economic status of the parents
Importance of education to the family (extended) and community
Education and religion in the family
Genetic influences
Sub-points
Baldeosingh, K. (2008). Tracking salaries as belts tighten. Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved from
http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,89379.html
Bennett, J. (2004).Curriculum in early childhood education and care. UNESCO Policy Brief on Early Childhood, 26, (n.p.)
Biddulph, F., Biddulph, J., & Biddulph, C. (n.d.). bes-community-family-influences. Education Counts. Retrieved April 29, 2013,
from http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/7692/bes-community-family-influences.pdf
Brown, P., Byrnes, L. J., Raban, B., & Watson, L. (2012). Young learners: The home literacy environments of Australian four-
year-olds. Journal Of Research In Childhood Education, 26(4), 450. doi:10.1080/02568543.2012.712086
Daliolu, H., & Suveren, S. (2013). The role of teacher and family opinions in identifying gifted kindergarten children and the
consistence of these views with children's actual performance. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 13(1), 444-453.
Healey, D. M., Gopin, C. B., Grossman, B. R., Campbell, S. B., & Halperin, J. M. (2010). Mother-child dyadic synchrony is associated
with better functioning in hyperactive/inattentive preschool children. Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry, 51(9), 1058-1066.
Miller-Lewis, L. R., Searle, A. K., Sawyer, M. G., Baghurst, P. A., & Hedley, D. (2013). Resource factors for mental health
resilience in early childhood: An analysis with multiple methodologies. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health, 7(1), 1-23. doi:10.1186/1753-2000-7-6
Rugtvedt, L. (2010). Making a case for early childhood care and education – fostering a strong policy for early childhood
care and education. World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education. Moscow, Russian Federation: UNESCO
Skouteris, H., Watson, B., & Lum, J. (2012). Preschool children’s transition to formal schooling: The importance of
collaboration between teachers, parents and children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(4), 78-85.
Tischler, H. L. (2007). Chapter 14 Education. Introduction to sociology (9th ed., pp. 366- 371). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson
Learning.
UNICEF (1989). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (1989). United Nations.
http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf
Wilgus, G. (2005). "If you carry him around all the time at home, he expects one of us to carry him around all day here and
there are only TWO of us!" Parents', teachers', and administrators' beliefs about the parent's role in the infant/toddler center. Journal Of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 26(3), 259-273. doi: 10.1080/10901020500369829
World Bank. (2012). Secondary school starting age (years) in Trinidad and Tobago. Trading Economics. Retrieved on May 6th
2013 from http://www.tradingeconomics.com/trinidad-and-tobago/secondary-school-starting-age-years-wb-data.html
What Really Happened
What We Learned
Main Points
Role of preschool in child preparation:
UN mandate on child education
Curriculum of preschools
The child-parent relationship:
Parent as teacher
Parent as teacher support
Child rearing methods
Children's attitudes:
Treatment of shyness by parents
Treatment of reluctance to start school
Socio-economic status of the parent:
Parent education level
Funds available for preschool supplies etc.
Importance of education to the family (extended) and community:
Family traditions regarding education of children
Community structure
Tight-knit community with willing babysitters negating the desire for preschool
Community of extended family willing to offer childcare services
Education and religion in the family:
Church-school facilities
Religious restrictions on education
Genetic Influences:
The gifted child
The autistic child
The dyslexic child
The slow learner
All our References
Points and sub-points:
from 26 to 12
References:
13 to 10
How to cite like a pro
in text and references
How to evaluate resources
How to PLAN (and edit) a paper
The importance of a thesis statement
Effective internet searching
Effective catalogue searching OR how to find the best books
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