Word Gap In Early Childhood Education

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Would you be content with knowing that your past elementary or high teacher had a low level of education for early childhood teaching? The term, word gap, first discovered in the 1995 Hart and Risley study argued that lower socioeconomic status (SES) children are exposed to 30 million fewer words in comparison to children in affluent households. Implications of the study primed the development of education policies that directly shape educational opportunities of language minority students (Johnson, 2015). Measuring a child’s knowledge with so called techniques such as standardized assessments, word counting, or obtaining a child’s IQ score does everything but help these children develop linguistically. As parents play a vital role in early literacy skills learned, teachers of children and adolescence students also contribute to their language development. Students acquire knowledge based off of information that teachers have …show more content…
Careers are not handed out to you, working for it is a must before it can become tangible. Also, following protocol and completing the necessary license standard examinations should be obtainable prior to teaching. As stated before, half a million early childhood educators are licensed as teachers whether they have a high school diploma or less. Even though teachers may have grown up in a different country or culture, certain requirements for teaching in certain schools are necessary upon being qualified to teach. Closing the word gap must begin by targeting what is causing it. Teachers will continue to fail at teaching children intellectually and linguistically if they are not being taught properly in the first place. It is about our future, future generations, our knowledge and our understanding. If the educators that have taught you and I are flawed then the educational system will be flawed

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