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ERIC Number: EJ930164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
No Preschooler Left behind: Preschool Policies in the NCLB World
DellaMattera, Julie
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v10 n1 p35-49 Spr 2010
Current preschool learning guidelines, created in response to NCLB requirements, focus on three areas of human development in an effort to ensure that preschoolers are ready for kindergarten. This study examined four New England states' preschool learning guidelines, looking at how each detailed its support for preschoolers' development. The findings reveal that preschool learning guidelines have a primary focus on cognitive development, suggesting that the accountability movement has influenced preschool policy-making. This study is important for early educators, trainers of early educators, and policy makers as they strive to develop policy and practice that best supports early childhood growth and development. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001