Pre-K Achievement Gap

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In the article “Why Pre-K Is Critical to Closing the Achievement Gap,” by Ellen Frede and W. Steven Barnett provides an overview of the problems in the U.S education system. According to the statistics and researches the U.S education system has a lot of problems compare to some other country such as Finland, Shanghai, Singapore and Norway. The achievement gap is a complex and controversial issue because all pre-school program are not the same and this diversity create a lot of achievement gap in the U.S education system. In the second article “Increasing Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs,” by Jamilah R. Jor’dan, Kathy Goetz Wolf and Anne Douglass talk about the importance of the family engagement in early childhood education. This article give as an overview about the Strengthening Families Illinois Program, a successful program that provide and encourage the importance of relationship between kids and families. After reading the two articles it seems to me like the two articles were the continuation of each other’s. The first article “Why Pre-K Is Critical to Closing the Achievement Gap,” talk about the achievement gap that the U.S education system has and the second article…show more content…
It was interesting to know that the U.S is try to adopt the most successful systems of education in the world such as Finland. It was interesting to know also that the U.S don’t have a standardized education system for the pre-school programs, so different places different programs. Most of the time this difference creates obstacles in the education system. Also an important things in this article was the strategies to close the achievement gap, I will disentangle reforms in child care system and more qualified pre-school

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