ERIC Number: ED368466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Care: A Review of International Studies of the Outcomes of Early Childhood Experiences.
Podmore, Valerie N.
This research review examines international studies on early childhood education and care, with particular reference to outcomes or benefits related to the child's age, the length of time in early childhood education and care, program type, and scope and type of parental involvement. Research literature from North America, Scandinavia, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand is included. The review demonstrates that high quality care is centrally important if infants are to benefit from the experience of center-based care during the first year of life. Also noted are age-related findings suggesting that poor quality early childhood care and education may have negative outcomes, whereas high quality care enhances infants' social and cognitive development. Contains 141 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Research Needs
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Women's Affairs, Wellington (New Zealand).
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers: Australia; Child Care Needs; Great Britain; New Zealand; North America; Scandinavia