ERIC Number: ED344663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Ready To Learn: A Mandate for the Nation.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has proposed a 10-year campaign to enable the country to meet the national education goal of having every child start school ready to learn. The campaign has a 7-step agenda. First, every child must have a healthy birth, and be well-nourished and well-protected in the early years of life. The second step involves parent education and empowerment. Parents must provide their children with a secure environment that encourages language development. Third, high quality preschool programs that provide good care and address all dimensions of school readiness must be available. Fourth, workplace policies must be flexible in meeting families' needs, supplying child care services, and giving parents time with their young children. The fifth step involves the development of educational and enriching television programming. The sixth step calls for neighborhoods to provide children with safe places for play and learning. Finally, intergenerational programs that give children a sense of security and continuity must be implemented. Recommendations related to each of the seven steps are offered. Appendixes include the results of a 1991 survey of kindergarten teachers and technical notes concerning the survey. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Childrens Television, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Environment, Intergenerational Programs, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Learning Readiness, National Surveys, Neighborhoods, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, School Readiness, Television Viewing, Young Children
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ($8.00; discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.