The Early Advantage 1: Early Childhood Systems That Lead by Example

The Early Advantage 1: Early Childhood Systems That Lead by Example

by Sharon Lynn Kagan

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By systematically examining six diverse countries, The Early Advantage 1 sheds light on new and exciting approaches to early childhood education and care. Brimming with fresh insights, the text provides concrete examples of successfully implemented strategies and methods that warrant attention from other countries wishing to improve their early childhood services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807759417
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 08/10/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 602,964
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and co-director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University and Professor Adjunct at the Child Study Center, Yale University. Her books include The Early Care and Education Teaching Workforce at the Fulcrum, Early Childhood Governance, and Early Childhood Systems.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marc Tucker ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Sponsoring Organizations xii

1 Changing the Narratives Sharon Lynn Kagan 1

2 Maintaining the Reform Momentum in Australia Collette Tayier Tom Peachey Bridget Healey 19

3 Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Skills: Universal and Integrated Early Childhood Services in Engiani Kathy Sylva Grace Murkett Lily Fritz 44

4 A Principled, Personalized, Trusting, and Child-Centric ECEC System in Finland Kristiina Kumpulainen 72

5 Responsive Policymaking and Implementation: Enhancing ECEC System Quality and Equity in Hong Kong Nirmala Rao Carrie Lau 99

6 Progress via Innovation and Investment: Setting the Stage for Greater Harmonization in the Republic of Korea Mugyeong Moon Eva Landsberg 128

7 A Careful Balancing Act: Evolving and Harmonizing a Hybrid System of ECEC in Singapore Rebecca Bull Alfredo Bautista 155

8 Acting on New Narratives Sharon Lynn Kagan Eva Landsberg 182

Appendix A Country Fact Sheet-Australia 207

Appendix B Country Fact Sheet-England 212

Appendix C Country Fact Sheet-Finland 217

Appendix D Country Fact Sheet-Hong Kong 221

Appendix E Country Fact Sheet-Republic of Korea 224

Appendix F Country Fact Sheet-Singapore 229

About the Contributors 233

Index 239

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