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

by A. Tarlov
     
 

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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

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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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"This is a thorough yet conciseoverview of the evidence underlying current public and private efforts to enhance early care and education. It will be especiallyvaluableto those interested inusing public policyto promote better early learning experiences and betterdevelopment for young children." - Edward L. Schor, MD, Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund

"Tarlov and Debbink have produced a gem! From the first chapter on the neuroscience of development, the authors have provided a very readable, evidence based book that is timely and important. Forty years after Head Start was launched, it is time that we all acted as parents, grandparents, citizens at the local, state and national levels to apply what has been learned about the benefits of early childhood education to individuals throughout their lifetime, to families, to schools, employers, taxpayers and communities throughout the country. Today there is no better source of information on the subject, from basic neuroscience and effective early childhood programs to statewide efforts. This is a must read." - Philip R. Lee, MD, Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, Stanford University; formerly Assistant Secretary for Health, US Dept. HHS 1965-69 and 1993-1997

"This book, edited by Tarlov and Debbink, is an excellent summary of the evidence about brain development in the early years of life and the effects on health, learning, and behavior throughout life. The story of The Texas Plan for early child development programs illustrates how communities can take steps to develop quality early child development programs." - J. Fraser Mustard, MD, Founder of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

"Investing in Early Childhood Development is an excellent resource for policymakers, educators, and advocates of ECDE programs, as well as others who want to learn more about the field." - Richard Sawyer, PhD, Educational Horizons

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403979933
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Alvin R. Tarlov, MD, is Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago and formerly with Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. Michelle Precourt Debbink is MD/PhD candidate, University of Michigan.

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