ERIC Number: ED416582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Ready Schools. A Report of the Goal 1 Ready Schools Resource Group.
The United States has established 8 goals for schools to reach by the year 2000. Ways in which school can prepare for the first goal--"By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn"--are explored in this booklet. It discusses different aspects of children's readiness and what schools can do to prepare for children. The focus is on the 10 keys to ready schools. These include smoothing the transition between home and school; striving for continuity between early care and education programs and elementary schools; helping children learn and make sense of their world through curriculum, instruction, and other methods; being committed to the success of every child, especially when dealing with poverty and race; being committed to the success of every teacher and every adult interacting with children at school; introducing or expanding approaches that raise achievement, including prompt interventions and flexible approaches; altering practices and programs if they do not benefit children through the use of retention, redshirting, and other means; serving children in communities; taking responsibility for results; and exhibiting strong leadership. The text includes a list of questions for each of these key approaches so as to help schools gauge their progress. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.