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Reinventing Early Care and Education. A Vision for a Quality System

  • ID: 2217737
  • Book
  • November 1996
  • 396 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
?This seminal volume offers a superb synthesis of the latest research and available action strategies that should be considered of the highest priority by America′s pivotal institutions.?––David A. Hamburg, M.D., President, Carnegie Corporation of New YorkInternationally recognized experts in early childhood development, public education, family support, political science, psychology, and economics examine critical issues related to providing quality services for young children––including parent engagement, licensing, professional development, regulation, governance funding and financing.
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1. Introduction: The Changing Context of American Early Care and Education

Part One: Quality Programs: The Case for an Expanded Definition

2. Parents′ Perspectives on Quality in Early Care and Education (Mary Larner)

3. Reframing the Quality Issue(Deborah Phillips)

4. International Approaches to Defining Quality(Jennifer Bush, Deborah Phillips)

5. Multicultural Perspectives on Quality(Nancy E. Cohen, Delia Pompa)

Part Two: The Infrastructure: The Case for a Quality System

6. Licensing: Lessons from Other Occupations(Anne Mitchell)

7. Training and Professional Development: International Approaches(Eliza Pritchard)

8. Regulation: Alternative Approaches from Other Fields(Katherine L. Scurria)

9. Governance: Child Care, Federalism, and Public Policy(William T. Gormley, Jr.)

10. Funding and Financing: Moving Toward a More Universal System(Martin H. Gerry)

11. Quality Infrastructure for Family Child Care(Shelby H. Miller)

Part Three: Implementing Change

12. Media and Mass Communications Strategies,(Kathy Bonk, Meredith Wile)

13. Citizen Participation: Transforming Access Into Influence(Christopher Howard)

14. Organizing Communities and Constituents for Change(Ernesto Cortes, Jr.)

15. Understanding the Complexities of Educational Change(Ann Liberman, Diane Wood, Beverly Falk)

16. The Synchrony of Stakeholders: Lessons from the Disabilities Rights Movement(H. Rutherford Turnbull, Ann P. Turnbull)

Part Four: Creating a Quality Early Care and Education System

17. A Vision for a Quality Early Care and Education System(Sharon L. Kagan, Nancy E. Cohen)

18. Getting from Here to There: The Process and the Players(Nancy E. Cohen, Sharon L. Kagan)
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Sharon L. Kagan
Nancy E. Cohen
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