Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study, The Early Advantage 2 extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and policies for young children and their families. Use this volume, along with The Early Advantage 1, for a complete insider’s guide to changing how we think and enact innovative services and policies for young children.
|Publisher:||Teachers College Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(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 (MCCF) at Teachers College, Columbia University, and professor adjunct at the Child Study Center, Yale University.
Eva Landsberg is a research assistant at NCCF at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Table of Contents
Foreword Marc Tucker ix
About the Sponsoring Organizations xv
1 The Quest for Social Strategy Sharon Lynn Kagan 1
2 Strong Policy Foundations Jeanne L. Reid Sharon Lynn Kagan Nirmala Rao Eva Landsberg 20
3 Comprehensive Services, Funding, and Governance Sharon Lynn Kagan Eva Landsberg Rebecca Bull Jessie Roth 50
4 Knowledgeable and Supported Teachers and Families Sharon Lynn Kagan Samantha A. Melvin Eva Landsberg Kristiina Kumpulainen Jeanne L. Reid 94
5 Informed, Individualized, and Continuous Pedagogy Samantha A. Melvin Eva Landsberg Sharon Lynn Kagan 141
6 Data to Drive Improvement Sharon Lynn Kagan Kathy Sylva Jeanne L. Reid Eva Landsberg 174
7 Lessons and Speculations Sharon Lynn Kagan 215
About the Contributors 233