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ERIC Number: EJ794739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
PK Inclusion: Getting Serious about a P-16 Education System
Takanishi, Ruby; Kauerz, Kristie
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n7 p480-487 Mar 2008
Within the broad P-16 framework, the transition from high school to college has commanded the bulk of attention from policy makers, think tanks, foundations, and the research community in general. Immediate and long-term concerns about the skills of the American work force and global competitiveness fuel this focus. Significantly less attention has been paid to the "P" part, the first years of the P-16 continuum that pertain to young children. In this article, the authors argue that the P-3 years--from prekindergarten through the primary grades--are the cornerstone of any P-16 system. They provide a strong foundation for children's lifelong learning, educational excellence, and eventual competitiveness in the marketplace. To ground the discussion of P-3, the authors offer brief descriptions of what P-3 might look like in policy and practice. (Contains 20 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001