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At A Loss For Words: How America Is Failing Our Children

At A Loss For Words: How America Is Failing Our Children (Hardback)

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Drawing on the latest research about toddlers and preschoolers, At a Loss for Words lays out the importance of getting parents, policy makers, and child care providers to recognize the role of early literacy skills in reducing the achievement gap that begins before three years of age. Readers are guided through home and classroom settings that promote language, contrasting them with the "merely mediocre" settings in which more and more young children spend increasing amounts of time. Language skills are the key to school and life success, and acquiring them requires a level of input and practice that too many of our young children are not getting. Drawing upon an extensive body of research, the book demonstrates how we can build the community supports and public systems that our children need so that toddlers learn the power of language and how parents and teachers can support it.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPre-school & kindergartenLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLiteracy Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 09/05/2005 ISBN-13: 9781592133925  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Betty Bardige, Ed.D., is a developmental psychologist, educator, and child advocate. As Vice-President of the A. L. Mailman Family Foundation and board member or advisor to many educational and philanthropic organizations, she works to shape early childhood policy at local, state, and national levels. She is also the co-author, with her mother, Dr. Marilyn Segal, of Building Literacy with Love. Dr. Bardige can be reached at betty@mailman.org.

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