Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

If preschools are to level the social class playing field, they must prevent four year old children and their teachers from tilting it

Streib, Jessi (2015) If preschools are to level the social class playing field, they must prevent four year old children and their teachers from tilting it. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Feb 2015). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (195kB) | Preview

Abstract

The 2016 budget, announced by President Obama last week, includes a push for universal preschool, which would focus on children from poor and middle-income families. While Jessi Streib welcomes the President’s proposal, she warns that it may end up reinforcing the inequality and class privileges it is attempting to prevent. Drawing on her research observing high quality preschools, she argues that teaching techniques favor children from privileged backgrounds with large vocabularies. For Obama’s pre-K plan to be effective, school practices which benefit the privileged must be addressed as well.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 17:02
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61181

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics