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ERIC Number: EJ906711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Messiness of Readiness
Powell, Pamela Jane
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n3 p26-28 Nov 2010
School readiness is a quality that adults believe exists within the child, but it actually is an artifact of age-graded schools. Even in a single grade, there will be a one-year spread in ages and, therefore, in development. Instead of sorting children into those who are ready to learn and those who are not, schools should provide opportunities for all children to succeed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A