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ERIC Number: ED435503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 10
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Public Factors That Contribute to School Readiness.
Edwards, Diane
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v1 n2 Fall 1999
Noting that school readiness--the preparedness of children to learn what is taught in schools--is the cornerstone of today's education reform movement, this article presents a brief overview of the key public factors that contribute to school readiness. These factors include both historical and contemporary American views of early learning as reflected by government funding, early learning and teacher education field practices, professionalization of early childhood teachers and improvement of education departments, and public policy as manifested by teacher certification and accountability. The article suggests that with the hindsight gained from historical knowledge and a clear understanding of the factors that contribute to school readiness, we are better equipped to make the first goal of today's educational reform a reality--that all children in America start school ready to learn. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/LLP)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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