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The promise of preschool : from Head Start to universal pre-kindergarten

Author: Elizabeth R Rose
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of decisions on early education made by American presidents, law makers, and other key figures, and explores whether preschool should be provided to all children, whether it should be public or privately run, and what are the most effective ways to ensure a quality education.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Rose
ISBN: 9780195395075 0195395077
OCLC Number: 405105583
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Promises and politics : Head Start sets the stage in the 1960s --
Creating a patchwork approach to child care in the 1970s --
Separate strands : early education and child care for poor children in the 1980s --
Opening doors to universal preschool in the 1990s --
Preschool for all : building a movement in the 2000s --
"Preschool for all" or preschool for the needy? : Universal and targeted approaches in the states --
Mixed blessings : delivering preschool inside and outside the "education tent" --
Putting the promise of preschool into practice --
Conclusion : History lessons for preschool advocates.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rose.

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Traces the history of decisions on early education made by American presidents, law makers, and other key figures, and explores whether preschool should be provided to all children, whether it should be public or privately run, and what are the most effective ways to ensure a quality education.

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The Promise of Preschool deftly employs stories about people, places, and reform movements to account for America's patchwork approach to preschool, and does so with an eye to broader theoretical Read more...

 
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