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Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 6: Policy-Making in Early Childhood Literacy: Pathways to Equity for All Children

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Policy-Making in Early Childhood Literacy: Pathways to Equity for All Children
Policy-making in early childhood literacy: Pathways to equity for all children
CeciliaRios-Aguilar
Introduction

Literacy, when narrowly defined as a set of limited and predictable skills, has been found to be one of the most important foundations for success in school and life (August and Shanahan, 2006; Snow, Barnes, Chandler, Goodman, and Hemphill, 1991; Snow, Burns, and Griffin, 1998). In addition to the contributions of this particular line of research, educators, practitioners, and the public in general are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of developing such literacy skills from birth and not from the start of formal schooling. As a result, there has been a strong interest in developing policies, programs, and curriculum initiatives that that enhance efficiency ...

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