First Things First!: Creating the New American Primary by Ruby Takanishi

By Ruby Takanishi

Challenging policymakers, educators, reformers, and electorate to switch piecemeal reforms with basic redecorate, First issues First! demands a distinct means of organizing the yankee fundamental institution. Ruby Takanishi outlines a brand new framework for integrating early schooling with basic schooling (pre-K–5), together with either brief- and long term recommendations, that begins with three- and 4-year-olds. that includes snap shots of basic colleges that experience effectively built-in pre–K, the booklet comprises assets on dual-language newcomers, dual-generation relatives engagement, powerful philanthropy, rethinking advocacy, and extra. The publication facilities on 4 easy questions:

  • Why should still the us layout a brand new basic institution as children’s first, generally shared academic event?
  • How can the educators of the hot fundamental tuition use new wisdom approximately how young children discover ways to increase their perform?
  • What will it take to create a brand new fundamental college that educates all childrens well?
  • How can the layout of the hot fundamental tuition mirror demographic, social, linguistic, and cultural alterations and adapt to the necessities of a world financial system?

First issues First! reframes the fundamental constitution of conventional fundamental schooling, difficult us to get the early years of a 21st-century public schooling procedure off to a brand new and better start.

“The imaginative and prescient of a brand new fundamental university version during this booklet can be studied via all staff within the fields of schooling, human improvement, and social coverage. The scholarship during this publication is impeccable and the arguments complex by way of this best pupil are so much convincing. additional, the booklet is superbly written.”
Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Yale University

“Takanishi makes a compelling case that allowing all American young ones to accomplish their capability requires both expansion of fine quality preschool and primary alterations in how our public uncomplicated faculties serve younger students.”
Sara Mead, Bellwether schooling Partners

“Dr. Takanishi has laid out a imaginative and prescient and method of education that's finished, forward-looking, and versed in powerful facts. this is often must-reading for educators, leaders, policymakers, and researchers.”
Arthur Reynolds, collage of Minnesota

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