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Author Tager, Miriam B., author.

Title Challenging the school readiness agenda in early childhood education / Miriam B. Tager
Published New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in early childhood education
Routledge research in early childhood education.
Contents 1. Introducing the non-school ready child -- 2. The historical context of the non-school ready child -- 3. The ecology of school readiness -- 4. Higher demands : putting pressure on the identified non-school ready child -- 5. Blaming the parent -- 6. Young Black lives matter -- 7. Inequities and inequalities in early childhood education programs -- 8. A call for action
Summary Challenging the normative paradigm that school readiness is a positive and necessary objective for all young children, this book asserts that the concept is a deficit-based practice that fosters the continuation of discriminatory classifications. Tager draws on findings of a qualitative study to reveal how the neoliberal agenda of school reform based on high-stakes testing sorts and labels children as non-ready, affecting their overall schooling careers. Tager reflects critically on the relationship between race and school readiness, showing how the resulting exclusionary measures perpetuate the marginalization of low-income Black children from an early age. Disrupting expected notions of readiness is imperative to ending practices of structural classism and racism in early childhood education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Early childhood education -- Research
Readiness for school.
EDUCATION -- Early Childhood (incl. Preschool & Kindergarten)
EDUCATION -- Elementary.
Early childhood education -- Research.
Readiness for school.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315562545