There has recently been a flurry of media attention to what is called the so-called “word gap.” It’s the term used to describe the difference in vocabulary development of low-income children and middle-and-high-income children during their pre-school years.
I’ve brought together a list of resources on the topic, including some that bring different perspectives. You can find them at The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap.”
Here are some new additions to that list:
More Effective, Less Expensive, Still Controversial: Maximizing Vocabulary Growth In Early Childhood is from The Shanker Blog.
Can We Disrupt Poverty by Changing How Poor Parents Talk to Their Kids? is from The Atlantic.
We Need a Nuremberg Code for Big Data is from Slate.