Facts to Clip and Quote:
Which Skills do Teachers Find Essential?
What do Kindergarten teachers perceive as most important for children’s school
readiness? In a recent study Kindergarten teachers ranked social/emotional skills as
"essential" or "very important" more often than other academic
skills. These findings draw attention to the importance of social/emotional development
for school readiness.
Lin, H-L, F. Lawrence, & J. Gorrell. (2003) Kindergarten teachers’
views of children’s readiness for school. Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Facts in Action, October 2004