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School readiness

Vernon-Feagans, L.
In Shweder, R. A., Bidell, T. R., Dailey, A. C., Dixon, S. D., Miller, P. J., & Modell, J. (Eds.). (2009). The child: An encyclopedic companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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The author provides an historical context and definition of the term “school readiness.” She summarizes several studies investigating why some children appear ready and others do not during the transition to formal schooling. She briefly describes policies and programs that have been developed to help all children become successful in school.