Measurement of Classroom Flexibility for Kindergarten Children

Abstract

The current research aims to identify measure classroom flexibility for kindergartens children, identify the correlation between the classroom flexibility of kindergartens children and the gender of the child, and identify the correlation between the classroom flexibility of kindergartens children and their classroom. The current research sample consisted of (200) boys and girls selected randomly from the governmental Riyadh affiliated with the six directorates of education of Baghdad on both sides (al-karkh - al-rasafa). in order to achieve the objectives of the current research, this required including two tools, one is the scale of classroom flexibility for the kindergartens' children, which was constructed by the researcher based on the theory of compound elasticity (brown, 1989), it consisted of (37) items distributed over seven operations that together constitute the compound flexibility. The validity of the scale was apparently verified by subjecting it to the judgment of a group of specialized experts in kindergartens and in educational and psychological sciences. Further, its validity was attained by calculating some of its indicators of discrimination and paragraph validity coefficient. The reliability coefficient showed a high level at (0.89). The results revealed that kindergarten children have class flexibility. The researcher came out with several recommendations and suggestions.