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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


Conclusion: History Lessons for Preschool Advocates

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/9780195395075.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The idea of universal pre‐kindergarten now enjoys nearly universal support. It is important at this juncture to understand what legacies we have inherited from the past, and what lessons we might ... More


Equity for Indigenous Children in Early Childhood Education

Jessica Ball

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Globally, Indigenous and ethnic-minority populations and the children of immigrants are less likely to participate in early childhood care and education (ECCE) than the average child in their ... More


Ideas, Policy Change, and the Welfare State

Daniel Wincott

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Students of public policy have emphasized the impact of ideas on policy change. This chapter explores this issue by focusing on public early childhood education and care provisions in Australia, the ... More


Improving Boys’ Achievement in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Merle Froschl and Barbara Sprung

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In many countries around the world, boys are not faring as well as girls academically. The lack of success that young boys are experiencing is a gender equity issue, and calls for the intentional ... More


Critical Matters in Early Childhood Music Education

David J. Elliott

in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.003.13
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Musicality is an inherited biological predisposition that is unique to the human species. This chapter argues that music learning (whether structured or informal) happens very early, and long before ... More


Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

David J Elliott (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book contains a collection of essays by nineteen internationally recognized scholars in music education. The writers speak for those in the profession who believe that critical thinking, ... More


Early Childhood Strategies for Closing the Socioeconomic Gap in School Outcomes

Clyde Hertzman, Lori Irwin, Arjumand Siddiqi, Emily Hertzman, and Ziba Vaghri

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The early years are critical for learning, health and well-being throughout life. Quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) programs, and early child development programs more generally, can ... More


Education-Based Approaches to Early Childhood Development

Chloe O’Gara

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A learning crisis exists, despite almost universal school enrollment. Learning failure is concentrated in the first years of school, and reinforces patterns of social and economic inequities. Poor ... More


Early life: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the health behaviours outlined in the previous chapter from research evidence which suggested the key targets for intervention to be: smoking cessation, nutrition and ... More


Mathematical Play and Playful Mathematics: A Guide for Early Education

HERBERT P. GINSBURG

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter examines the role of mathematics in children's play and the role of play in early mathematics education. The confluence of environment and biology guarantees that virtually all children ... More


Introduction

David J. Elliott

in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.003.01
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book is a collection of critically reflective essays on the praxial philosophy of music and music education. The contributors are an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who ... More


On the Social Role of Biblical Interpretation: The Case of Proverbs 22:6

Alan Cooper

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Hebrew text of Proverbs 22:6 has been interpreted in the following manner: “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray”. The twin pillars of Jewish pedagogy are ... More


Voices Less Heard: the importance of critical and “indigenous” perspectives

Alan Pence

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The last two decades have witnessed unparalleled international interest regarding the development of policies and programs for young children. This chapter places the contemporary discourse into the ... More


Increasing returns: the new economy of family policy in Britain and Germany

Ann-Kathrin Jüttner, Sigrid Leitner, and Anneli Rüling

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter investigates how the supra-national discourse on investive family policy which emerged since the late 1990s, translates into family policy. The UK and Germany have both expanded early ... More


Achievement Gaps Start Early: Preschool Can Help

W. Steven Barnett and Cynthia E. Lamy

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

W. Steven Barnett and Cynthia E.Lamy describe how access to high-quality earlychildhood education is crucial for closing the opportunity gap. Differences in achievement test scores and high school ... More


Childcare and early years

Christine Skinner

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Asking the question of whether attendance at a formal childcare/early-education setting has a positive impact on child outcomes is easy. However it is fiendishly difficult to find answers. This ... More


Tinkering with early childhood education and care: early education vouchers in Hong Kong

Gail Yuen

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses how the city of Hong Kong, a centrally operated economy, but nevertheless one with a strong market ethos, has recently introduced a market-based innovation, early education ... More


Early Childhood Education

Sneha Elango, Jorge Luis García, James J. Heckman, and Andrés Hojman

in Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392493
eISBN:
9780226392523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392523.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper organizes and synthesizes the literature on early childhood education and childcare. In it, we go beyond meta-analysis and reanalyze primary data sources in a common framework. We consider ... More


First Stories of School

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the stories the Romans told of their first schools. It discusses the character of Roman memory of early education, the family display of sons and educators, and comic ... More


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