ERIC Number: ED325228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Building the Foundations for School Success: Issues in Early Childhood Education.
Several questions concerning early childhood education are addressed. These include: (1) How should the curriculum for young children be framed? (2) What are effective intervention strategies for at-risk children? (3) How does the public school need to change to accommodate new responsibilities caused by changes in its mission and clientele? Section I presents a perspective on curriculum and educational practices for children between 4 and 8 years of age. Section II considers early childhood education as an intervention for poor and minority children. Section III reflects on the problems of the public schools in responding to changed responsibilities. Section IV makes seven general policy recommendations, including the following: (1) avoid rigid standards of practices and accountability; (2) encourage new governance and administrative structures; (3) coordinate school programs with day care and other educational services; and (4) provide adequate funding for intervention programs. Citations number 82. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Preparation and Professional Development Programs for Early Childhood Educators: Emerging Needs for the Next Decade (New York, NY, November 7-8, 1990).