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|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
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|| Foreword / Elizabeth Jones -- America discovers poverty -- The accountability trap -- School readiness goals: When good intentions go bad -- Changing the way we talk to young children -- Amelia's story: Recognizing that every child is different -- Envisioning a preschool classroom that works for all children -- Where do we go from here? Creating a human classroom.
|| Early childhood educators need to be cognizant of the disconnect between public policy and classroom practice -- the success of children they teach depends on it. This book analyzes how ineffective practices are driven by unexamined public policies and why educators need to challenge their thinking in order to make a difference in children's lives. A very complex story about public policy and the importance of teaching is told while engaging the reader throughout.