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The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Elizabeth Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did the United States move from seeing preschool as a way to give the nation's poorest children a “head start” to seeing preschool as the beginning of public education for all children? Advocates ... More


Four. Recommendations for Policy and Practice

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk, and Dorothy G. Singer

in A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195382716
eISBN:
9780199893522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382716.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Play and playful learning promote all aspects of early childhood psychological development and, in so doing, provide the springboard for successful academic and social adjustment to school. Early ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The United States' approach to educating and caring for young children relies on a patchwork of public and private programs serving children of different economic backgrounds, ages, and needs. ... More


Separate Strands: Early Education and Child Care for Poor Children in the 1980s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The education reform movement of the 1980s drew preschool closer to the world of public education, leading to the spread of public pre‐kindergarten programs. Research on the long‐term benefits of ... More


Preschool for All: Building a Movement in the 2000s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Inspired by the success of preschool in these states, advocates, foundation leaders, and business allies built a movement for universal preschool. Rather than continuing to push for the expansion of ... More


The Development of Future-Oriented Decision-Making

Chris Moore

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the development of future oriented decision-making and its relations to theory of mind, executive function, and the temporally extended self. Recent work using a modified ... More


The Predawn of Head Start: Beginnings of Early Childhood Intervention

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the elements of the philosophy underlying Head Start's conception and design. Efforts to help poor children's early learning can be traced back at least to the 17th century and ... More


Reinventing Head Start

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the uncertainties faced by the Head Start program under the Nixon administration and the author's effort to improve Head Start. At the Office of Child Development (OCD), the ... More


Object-Based Set-Shifting in Preschoolers: Relations to Theory of Mind

Daniela Kloo, Josef Perner, and Thomas Giritzer

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on children's ability to shift between different ways of thinking about an object, which is termed object-based set-shifting. First, we outline crucial developments in social ... More


Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. It reports findings from in-depth studies of more ... More


Promoting Change, Changing Lives: Effective Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending

Brandon C. Welsh, Mark W. Lipsey, Frederick P. Rivara, J. David Hawkins, Steve Aos, and Meghan E. Hollis-Peel

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

A number of conclusions can be drawn about the state of evidence on the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs to reduce serious offending in early adulthood. First, there are some ... More


Preschool-Age Child Care

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

in The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines four types of child care arrangements for preschoolers: full-day child care settings (including centers, family child care providers, relatives, and babysitters); private ... More


Mothers as Teachers at Home

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines evidence from Mexico, Venezuela and Nepal indicating that experience in Western-type schools influences’ women’s maternal behavior in a pedagogical direction, involving verbal ... More


Introduction

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of mobbing in workplaces, schools, and other organizations, and it situates mobbing within a historical context while distinguishing it from bullying. Unlike ... More


Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers have accumulated abundant evidence that education increases workers’ productivity and thus increases their incomes. Education also leads to improvements in health and ... More


Children 3–5 Years of Age: Themes

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 18 children — 11 girls and 7 boys — aged 3 to 5 years. They came from 18 families, and their surviving parents were 15 mothers and ... More


Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Dorothy G. Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Why is it that the best and brightest of our children are arriving at college too burned out to profit from the smorgasbord of intellectual delights that they are offered? Why is it that some ... More


A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E, Berk, and Dorothy Singer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195382716
eISBN:
9780199893522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382716.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Efforts to give preschool children a head start on academic skills like reading and mathematics instead rob them of play time both at home and school. Indeed, the scientific evidence suggests that ... More


World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Daniel Povinelli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In every domain of reasoning — from time and space, to mental states and physical illness — humans deploy an exceedingly diverse range of intuitive ‘theories’ about how the world works. Children from ... More


Preschool Children’s Acquisition of Compounds

ELENA NICOLADIS

in The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228911
eISBN:
9780191711213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews some of the important findings in children’s acquisition of compounds. It focuses on what children have to learn about compounds, and takes a brief look at some important ... More


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