ERIC Number: ED219150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
When Should Schooling Begin? Occasional Papers in Education: Paper No. 3 - Policy Studies of the Early Childhood Planning Project.
McGee, Maureen; Hills, Tynette
Third in a series of publications of the New Jersey State Department of Education, Division of Research, Planning and Evaluation, this paper compares and contrasts the historical paths traveled by two contemporary, highly technological countries (the United States and England) in determining a prevailing age for entry into schools. Through identification of societal interests and pressures in both countries during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the author concludes that in both the United States and England age of entry into formal schooling has always been more influenced by social and economic considerations than by pedagogical or psychological needs. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers: England; United States