Effective Communication Skills Are the Most Essential Essay

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Effective communication skills are the most essential skill for early childhood educators. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Effective communication skills have been shown to be the most critical tool for early childhood educators. This is because it allows them to establish open channels of communication between: the student, parents and administrators. Once this takes place, is when everyone will work together in helping the individual overcome the challenges they are facing inside the classroom. This is the point that there will be a transformation in the performance of the student by understanding and addressing their needs. (Crisman 2010, pp. 119 -- 125)

Evidence of this can be seen with observations from Crisman (2010). He found educators and parents play an integral part during this process. This is because both parties will have continuous interaction with the student (which will automatically bring them closer). When effective communication is being utilized, all of the different stakeholders can be able to reach out to one another. This will provide a number of long-term benefits to include: it establishes partnerships among various stakeholders and serves as a model in helping to overcome other challenges. Once this happens, is when there is a transformation in the educational environment and the ability to create a lasting positive foundation towards learning and education. (Crisman 2010, pg. 199)

Moreover, Osakwe (2009) found that communication skills were some of the most in important reaching out to children. This is because the experiences that they have will shape their views about the world around them. Commenting about what was occurring Osawke observed, "Psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and Erik Ericson opinionated that early childhood experiences have a lot of implications on the later life of individuals. The rearing practices (i.e. verbal and nonverbal communication skills) which the child are exposed to influences the values, norms, and belief of individuals even in later life. The contents of the knowledge are the bedrock to later education and lifelong learning.
Furthermore, there is a scriptural injunction that says 'train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it, (Proverbs 22 verse 6). From this injunction, conclusions can be reached quickly that the manner of teaching a child to learn in pre-primary school goes a long way in helping them through their educational pursuit and even more in their later lives.'" This is illustrating how communication is an effective tool for reaching out to the child at an early age. (Osakwe 2009)

Those educators who are continually focusing on these objectives will see an increase in the total amounts of learning comprehension. This will prepare the student for regular interaction with others and give them the ability to think logically. Once this happens, is when these individuals will be at a significant advantage in their elementary education. (Osakwe 2009)

In a study conducted by Osakwe, actuaries found that the total amounts of learning comprehension increases by as much as 50%. For those students who were provided with pre-elementary education, this is giving them major benefits (which are illustrated below table). (Osakwe 2009)

Learning Comprehension for Pre-Elementary Students vs. Individuals with No Educational Training


Standard Deviation in Favor of Pre-Elementary Students

Cognitive Ability


Social Skills


Motor Skills


(Osakwe 2009)

These figures are showing how students who receive pre-elementary education will perform better than those who did not in all three categories. The reason why, is because educators are using communication skills in reaching out to students. (Osakwe 2009)

As a result, they were able to take these ideas and apply them in a host of school settings. A….....

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