ERIC Number: ED120971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education.
Material bearing on the educational and social policy of early childhood education is summarized and a set of policy options and a recommendation are offered. An attempt is made to clarify the questions around which disagreements occur concerning the meaning and value of "education" in relation to young children. A history section treats ideas and programs in early childhood education and presents a perspective on the programs in relation to major social institutions. The various current programs for young children are analyzed; certain factors in the sociopolitical context that affect early childhood programming identified; and the relationship between research and educational and social policy development considered. A section on policy options notes the pros and cons of a major commitment by schools to early childhood education, then presents alternative models for educational policy and program implementation. The article concludes with a discussion of the preferred option. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Futures (of Society), Human Services, Kindergarten, Models, Nontraditional Education, Social Problems
Not available separately, see EA 008 135
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin