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Three Mistakes Made Worldwide in “Getting Children Ready” for School

Author(s) Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Sanna Harjusola-Webb, Margaret Chin, Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Serra Acar, Kay Heo, Maureen Corby, & Songtian Zeng
Date February 29, 2016
Published in Young Exceptional Children, 19(1)
Citation Pretti-Frontczak, K., Harjusola-Webb, S., Chin, M., Grisham-Brown, J., Acar, S., Heo, K., . . . Zeng, S. (2016). Three Mistakes Made Worldwide in “Getting Children Ready” for School. Young Exceptional Children, 19(1), 48-51. doi:10.1177/1096250616629591


In an ever changing, ever diversifying, and ever-complex global society, we need educational policies and practices that support and prepare all young children. In particular, we need policies and practices that help children become well-rounded citizens. At the same time, there is no denying the many challenges and issues children, families, and educators face. A common challenge faced worldwide is policies and practices related to “school readiness.”

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