Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Professor Darrell F. Kellams

Second Advisor

Professor Robert C. O'Reilly


The purpose of this study was to identify a selected number of functions, goals, and purposes for schools educating kindergarten children in the Omaha Public Schools. More specially , the objectives of this study were to: (1) determine what kindergarten teachers, first grade teachers, supervisors, and elementary principals considered to be the major purpose for schools educating kindergarteners, and (2) examine the extent of congruence between the above four groups concerning the purpose for schools educating kindergarten children.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College in the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 1987 Joyce M. Buckner.

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