ERIC Number: ED114208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Rationales for Early Childhood Education Policy Making: The Policy Role of Five SEA's in Early Childhood Education Policy Making.
Forgione, Pascal D., Jr.
This paper outlines an investigation aimed at illuminating the rationales that states and state policy makers have used to support their early childhood education policy initiatives during the 1971-73 legislative sessions. An in-depth comparative case study approach is used in five selected states with regard to kindergarten legislation or programs for 5-year-olds. Each of the five case studies is divided into three sections: (1) an introduction to the particulars of the individual state's political system; (2) a look at the evolution of an early childhood legislative proposal from formulation through the various stages of development to ultimate resolution by the state legislature; and (3) a review of the major rationales found in the investigation of each state. The findings of the study are presented in terms of the similarities and differences of the states' policy making processes; the rationales exhibited in the cases are discussed and compared. (JMB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Kindergarten, Policy Formation, State Legislation, State Programs
Hewitt Research Center, P.O. Box 179, University Station, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104 (full report)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hewitt Research Center, Berrien Springs, MI.