ERIC Number: ED241168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-5
Reference Count: 0
Selected Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: Their Relevance for Today.
Hinitz, Blythe F.
Recommendations are made in this discussion concerning priorities for action by early childhood educators, and the history of early childhood education is selectively reviewed to identify patterns supporting these recommendations. It is argued that the experiences of educational pioneers reveal the need to work for program funding from a variety of sources and the need to assure that professional organizations provide support for family-operated child care centers. Similarities and differences between the kindergartens of the early 1900s and Head Start in the 1970s are pointed out. The need for vast changes in the urban job picture to encourage substantive social change and the growing professionalization of early childhood education are also briefly discussed. Concluding remarks focus on ways pioneers of early childhood education overcame their many difficulties--ways, it is asserted, that might well be emulated today. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 3-6, 1983).