ERIC Number: ED297847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Shaping the Future: Teaching Our Youngest Students. Research Brief #2.
Jarvis, Carolyn; And Others
Research Brief: An O.E.A. Bulletin Linking Research with Educational Practice, n2 Jun 1988
New York City has implemented all-day kindergarten programs, reduced the size of primary grade classes, and proposed that the public schools provide pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds by 1989. In the process of program implementation, much has been learned about large-scale efforts aimed at young children. It is known that simply realigning resources does not guarantee positive results. In the future, as new programs are implemented, several questions must be answered: (1) How can a school system best marshall its resources to strengthen early childhood education? (2) What kinds of efforts are likely to pay off? (3) Which programs deserve support? (4) Which strategies are unlikely to succeed? and (5) Which strategies are counterproductive? By drawing upon the Office of Educational Assessment's evaluations of recent early childhood initiatives, this research brief addresses the questions and reviews nationwide research. Particular attention is paid to curriculum and professional development. Findings that are relevant to policy formation are highlighted and strategies for planning early childhood initiatives are suggested. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)