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School of Teacher Education and Leadership


In one of his educational goals for the nineties, President Bush declared that "By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn [i.e., in good health, having been read to and otherwise prepared by parents.]" (Elam, 1990, p. 41). By providing this particular goal, the President clearly emphasized the importance of the pre-school years for preparing children for school. Further, Elam interpreted this goal to mean that children must be prepared for school by their parents and that reading to children is one important factor in the child's readiness for learning.

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