Dialogue on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Selected Resources

Early Childhood Education Policy

Elkind, David. 1995. Ties That Stress: The New Family Imbalance. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. ISBN 0–67489–150–3.

Discusses what has happened to the American family in the last few decades and shows what the family has become.

Kagan, Sharon L. 1997. Leadership in Early Care and Education. NAEYC. Washington, DC. ISBN 0–93598–981–1.

Kagan, Sharon L. 1997. Not By Chance: Creating an Early Care and Education System for America’s Children. Yale University. New Haven, CT. ISBN 0–93598–981–1.

Offers long-term solutions for improving the quality of early care and education of children under five years of age. The report calls for cooperative, cross-sector partnerships to build a system of high-quality child care.

Kagan, Sharon L., and Bernice Weissbourd. 1994. Putting Families First: America’s Family Support Movement and the Challenge of Change. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco, CA. ISBN 1–55542–667–0.

Examines the evolution of current principles and practices in family support programs into mainstream institutions such as schools and the workplace. Discusses funding; local, state, and federal policies; and professional education.

Kagan, Sharon L., and Nancy E. Cohen (Eds.). 1996. Reinventing Early Care and Education: A Vision for a Quality System. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco, CA. ISBN 0–78790–319–1.

Provides a working blueprint for policy reform and program development. Examines issues related to providing high-quality services for young children, including parent engagement, licensing, professional development, regulation, governance, funding, and financing.

Miller, Patricia S., and James O. McDowelle. 1992. Administering Preschool Programs in Public Schools: A Practitioner’s Handbook. Singular Publishing Group. San Diego, CA. ISBN 1–87910–578–0.

National Association for the Education of Young Children. 1996. NAEYC Position Statement on State Implementation of Welfare Reform. NAEYC. Washington, DC.

Full text available online at http://www.naeyc.org.

National Education Goals Panel. 1997. Special Early Childhood Report 1997. National Education Goals Panel. Washington, DC.

Pender, J. Anne, and Katherine Wrean (Eds.). 1993. Building Villages to Raise Our Children. Harvard Family Research Project. Cambridge, MA. ISBN 0–96306–271–9. http://www.hugse1.harvard.edu

Six guidebooks in this series offer advice on how to build a “village” in your community that links health, education, and social services.

Pipher, Mary. 1996. The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families. Putnam and Grosset Group. New York, NY. ISBN 0–39914–144–8.

Problems that families must confront are aggravated by the media and corporate values, the tools of technology, and demographic changes. Some families are cultivating qualities that will strengthen the bond between family members.

Scherer, Marge, et al. 1996. Working Constructively with Families. Educational Leadership, Vol. 53, No. 7. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Alexandria, VA. ISSN 0013–1784.

A theme issue of Educational Leadership, this journal contains articles that examine several issues dealing with family and parental involvement in schooling.

Weiss, Heather B., et al. 1997. New Skills for New Schools: Preparing Teachers in Family Involvement. U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Full text available online at http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/new-skills-for-new-schools-preparing-teachers-in-family-involvement

Zigler, Edward F., Sharon Lynn Kagan, and Nancy W. Hall (Eds.). 1996. Children, Families, and Government: Preparing for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge University Press. Portchester, NY. ISBN 0–52158–940–1.

Provides analysis of the relationship between child development research and the design and implementation of social policy concerning children and families. Examines recent changes in our national ethos toward children and families.

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