Investing in Early Childhood Development: Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change

Investing in Early Childhood Development: Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change

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Overview

Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. The U.S movement toward massive expansion of early childhood education and development has evolved into individual state-by-state initiatives. This volume sets forth the evidence that will encourage states to take up this cause, provide advocates with the information they will need to make their case, and guide states and advocates in building a public and political will for change.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349538560
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/03/2008
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

DR ALVIN R TARLOV is the Director of the multi-university Texas Programme for Society and Health in Housten, Texas, USA. He is Professor in the University of Texas School of Public Health and Sid Richardson and Taylor and Robert H Ray Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

Table of Contents

PART I:THE SCIENCE * Building Brain Architecture: A Primer for Policy Makers - Pat Levitt * National Scientific Council on the Developing Child: Working Papers - National Scientific Council * The Production of Human Development and Health - Alvin R. Tarlov * PART II:EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION PROGRAMS * Effective Early Childhood Programs: Turning Knowledge into Action - Susan Landry * Learning from Others: State Efforts to Expand Services and Build Systems of Early Care and Education - Kristie Kauerz * North Carolina's Early Childhood Initiative: The Smart Story and Its Evaluation - Donna Bryant * The Texas Plan - Kay M. Albrecht, Kaitlin G. Guthrow, Alvin R. Tarlov, James D. Calaway, Michelle Precourt Debbink, Todd Litton, Carol Shattuck, Karen Johnson, Jason Sabo, Thomas McIntire, James Strickland, Sandi Borden, Nancy Pechacek Hard, Sandra Lamm, Elizabeth Plaster &Shona Neigut * PART III:SOCIAL ACTION ANDPUBLIC POLICY ISSUES * Interventions to Enhance Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE): Potential, Limitations, and Requirements - Alvin R. Tarlov * Demographic and Related Economic Transformations of Texas: Implications for Early Childhood Development and Education - Steve H. Murdock * Can Society Profit from Investing in Early Education Programs? - Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson * Financing Early Childhood Care and Education Systems: A Standards-Based Approach - Anne Mitchell and Louise Stoney * Communications Research: Framing Messages for Early Childhood Development and Education - Susan Nall Balls

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