Find resources that demonstrate why and how instructional excellence leads to improved school readiness outcomes for children.
Alfie Kohn highlights the stark differences in learning opportunities available to children in disadvantaged and affluent communities, underscoring the need for effective instruction. Education Week, 2011.http://www.alfiekohn.org/article/poor-teaching-poor-children-name-reform/?print=pdf
This brief summarizes recent research on what is most important to create effective instruction in early childhood classrooms. NCRECE, 2010.http://curry.virginia.edu/uploads/resourceLibrary/NCRECEInFocus_v1n1.pdf
This book from Sharon Ritchie and Laura Guttman outlines a new framework for closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for young children. Teachers College Press, 2013.
This research summary makes the case for focusing on effective interactions and instruction to improve school readiness outcomes. NCRECE, 2010.http://curry.virginia.edu/uploads/resourceLibrary/NCRECEInFocusV1I2Thresholdanalysis.pdf