Inquiring into Early Childhood Education. Focusing advocacy efforts NAECTE Nov. 3 rd , 2010 Anaheim CA. Focusing advocacy efforts. How do we benefit from collective knowledge and wisdom? How do we improve the school experiences of our most vulnerable children?
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Focusing advocacy efforts
Nov. 3rd, 2010
Percent Retained in NC by Ethnicity and Gender (K-3) in 2007-08
Prescriptive and Didactic Curriculum
Exposure to academic oral and written language
Research suggests that when parents, families and communities are engaged in deep and meaningful ways in actually shaping, defining and developing their children’s schools and educational experiences, child outcomes improve.
(McCarty, 2002; Murrell, 2002; Native Hawaiian Education Council, 2002; Scheurich, 1998)
Connections between home and school
Minority families were found to have limited involvement in traditional at-school activities (e.g., Back-to-School nights, PTA, volunteerism, school governance committees). However, they…