ERIC Number: ED330495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Readiness: Children and Schools. ERIC Digest.
Katz, Lilian G.
At their summit meeting in February, 1990, the President of the United States and the National Governors' Association established the national education goal that "all children will start school ready to learn" by the year 2000. The process of reaching this goal will require a twofold strategy. First, families will need help in their efforts to prepare their children for success at school. Second, schools will need help in responding effectively to the wide range of developmental levels, backgrounds, experiences, and needs which children present. Families who are preparing students for school will need to take into consideration children's social and intellect readiness. School can be ready for children by using an appropriate curriculum, appropriate staffing, and, in the absence of reliable readiness tests, flexible programming that takes into account individual differences among students at the time of school entry. Such programming can include mixed-age grouping and cooperative learning. (RH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; National Education Goals 1990