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The Pre-K Debates free pdf Targeted or universal pre-K? Direct instruction or learning through play? These and other debates are heating up as more and more young children across the country gain access to pre-K programs. Now there's a single volume that spotlights today's most urgent pre-K debates, explores each one from all sides, and paves the way for sound, educated decision-making. Edited by a founder of Head Start and two other highly respected experts, this forward-thinking book gathers a who's who of more than 40 leading thinkers in early childhood education for a rigorous examination of the most-debated pre-K issues. In a clear and compelling point-counterpoint format, this book gives current and future decision-makers multifaceted perspectives on critical questions: Should pre-K be targeted or universal? What kind of teacher preparation should be required, in terms of credentials and education? When should pre-K services be provided and for how long? Where should pre-K be provided-in public schools only or in other early childhood programs? What should the primary focus of instruction be-academics or the whole child? Should pre-K be structured around direct instruction or learning through play? How can we ensure quality and accountability in pre-K programs? Readers will also get a helpful synthesis of the major themes of the pre-K debate, investigate lessons learned from model programs in two states (New Jersey and Oklahoma), and identify key issues for future research and debate, including education policies for English language learners and children with special needs. Whether used as a reference or a preservice text, this landmark book will prepare early childhood administrators, policy makers, and researchers to make informed decisions about the future of preK-so all young children will have the best chance at school success.

About Edward Zigler

Debra J. Ackerman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Understanding Teaching Quality Center, Rosedale Road, MS 02-T, Princeton, New Jersey 08541. Dr. Ackerman is an education policy researcher. Her work focuses on the effects of policies and program elements on teachers' practice and students' learning outcomes. Dr. Barnett is the Board of Governors Professor and Co-director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His research includes studies of the economics of early care and education, including costs and benefits, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and got his start in the early childhood field working on the Perry Preschool Study at the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Sandra J. Bishop-Josef, Ph.D., Assistant Director, the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, 310 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511. Dr. Bishop-Josef's research interests include child maltreatment, child and family services, and the application of research to social policy. Barbara T. Bowman, M.A., Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute, 451 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Dr. Bowman is one of the founders of the Erikson Institute and served as its president from 1994 to 2001. In addition, Professor Bowman is Chief Officer in the Office of Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools, where she administers a program for 30,000 preschool children, including 24,000 3- and 4-year-olds in an educational program and 5,000 infants and toddlers in a prevention program. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 39, 254 Thorndike, New York, New York 10027. Dr. Brooks-Gunn directs the National Center for Children and Families (http: //www.policyforchildren.org). She is interested in factors that contribute to both positive and negative outcomes across childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, with a particular focus on key social and biological transitions over the life course. Margaret Burchinal, Ph.D., Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute, CB 8185, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599. Dr. Burchinal is a senior scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute. She has served as the primary statistician for many child care studies, including the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health

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Author : Edward Zigler
Publisher : Brookes Publishing Co
Data Published : 15 September 2011
ISBN : 1598571834
EAN : 9781598571837
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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