Early Childhood Pushes Up: The Incredible Ridiculousness of the Readiness Chain
by Jeanne Marie Iorio & Clifton Tanabe — November 13, 2015
This commentary discusses how readiness, a concept often associated with early childhood policy and practice, is being “pushed-up” creating a chain between early childhood and employment. The authors argue a need to break the readiness chain and suggest the break begin within the context of higher education. Further, the authors propose that breaking the readiness chain be the impetus for deserting the concept of readiness and rethinking the view of the student as capable and competent.
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