How can early childhood education aim to close the achievement gap





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The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand the ways in which early childhood education can aim to close the achievement gap. Early intervention in education allows young children to learn, grow and develop in several different ways, teaching skills that guide students through their educational and, overall, life experiences. The achievement gap has been detrimental to many poor communities and communities of color across the United States. With low test scores and high drop-out rates students of color fall significantly behind white students. The racial and socioeconomic disparity that exists in education has contributed in widening the achievement gap. Focusing on studies that have shown positive results in the investment of early intervention, and looking at the cause of the achievement gap, the results of this study will focus on how early childhood education and the achievement gap are interconnected.

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