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ERIC Number: EJ1002807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Children Are Ready to Learn, but Are We? The Role of Adult Relations in School Readiness
Abo-Zena, Mona M.; New, Rebecca Staples
Zero to Three (J), v33 n1 p28-36 Sep 2012
Contrary to the concept of school readiness as achieving a particular set of attributes considered essential for educational success, this article is grounded in the assumption that all children are ready to learn, but what they are expected to learn varies widely from one cultural setting and historic period to another. The authors challenge the notion of readiness as a finite characterization of children's learning potentials. Alternately, they conceptualize readiness as a reflection of the quality of the relationships between families and early childhood professionals. The authors discuss the various concepts of optimal child development and effective parenting; the pragmatic and social justice imperative of information exchange between families and early childhood professionals; and the potential of constructing communities of adult learners within contexts of early childhood services in lieu of traditionally separate parent education and professional development experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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