ERIC Number: ED284681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Young Children Face the States: Issues and Options for Early Childhood Programs.
Grubb, W. Norton
The growing demand for preschool education has prompted states to examine the feasibility of, and in some cases to enact legislation regarding, early childhood education programs. An effective policy must reconcile the following three primary issues: (1) the historical rift between the educational and custodial models of early childhood education; (2) conflicts between the elementary school and early childhood education communities over purposes, methods, and control; and (3) the necessary trade-offs between costs of programs and their quality. Legislators are in a unique position at this time to examine these issues in order to formulate early childhood policies and enact legislation for new programs. (PCB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Public Education, Public Policy, School Role
Communications Department, Center for Policy Research in Education, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research in Education.