ERIC Number: EJ793007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
Stranger in a Strange Land: An Early Childhood Educator on the School Board
Cooper, Renatta M.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n181 p18-20 May-Jun 2008
The author discusses bringing her perspective as an early childhood educator and developmentalist to her policy-making position as a Board member of the Pasadena Unified School District. Noting that the higher education standards adopted in many states as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 have impacted kindergarten programs and expectations of preschool or child care curricula, Cooper advocates the need for school boards to provide plans and oversight for transitioning children from preschool to kindergarten, and notes potential disconnects between a school board unrepresentative of the district that it serves.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Preschool Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Consciousness Raising
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001