ERIC Number: ED360100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Learning Readiness: Promising Strategies.
Copple, Carol; And Others
National Education Goal One, as framed by President Bush and the governors of the 50 states in 1989, declares that by the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn. This sourcebook identifies and provides information about 20 promising comprehensive state and local strategies designed to improve learning readiness among children and adolescents. After defining learning readiness, the booklet discusses some obstacles to readiness, such as poor child health, the lack of a stable and caring home environment, and the lack of an engaging and responsive school environment. Successful programs that address the obstacles to learning readiness: (1) are comprehensive and flexible; (2) focus on the whole family; (3) are accessible and client-oriented; (4) build relationships of trust and respect with children and families; and (5) emphasize prevention rather than remediation. The greater part of the sourcebook consists of two-page profiles of learning readiness programs in eight preschools, four elementary schools, and four secondary schools, and eight learning readiness programs for families and individuals of all ages. Each profile explains the primary focus of the program and the program's scope, describes the program and its funding, discusses evaluations and future plans of the program, and provides the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person. Several full-page black and white photographs illustrate the text. Contains 136 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Community Programs, Early Intervention, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Learning Readiness, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, School Readiness, State Programs
Learning Readiness Sourcebook, ASPE/HHS, Room 404E, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.; Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.