ERIC Number: ED330464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Twenty Years in Review: Early Childhood Education. A Look at 1971-1990.
Hymes, James L., Jr.
This compendium chronicles key events and issues in early childhood education from the perspective of a professor of early childhood education and holder of various offices in that area who has annually reviewed the field since 1971. The commentary, which provides thousands of facts, takes up in turn each of the 20 years between 1971 and 1990, and considers topics ranging from the ABC (Act for Better Child Care) bill and accreditation, to numerous aspects of day care; federal and state roles in early childhood education; health; Head Start; kindergarten; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); the parent role in early childhood education; 11 position papers and reports; public schools; staffing; taxes; teacher education; television; and transitional classrooms. A note to the reader indicates that addresses for many organizations and institutions given in the text may have changed. Numerous footnotes are included, as are a general index and an index of names. (RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-5786 ($10.00; no shipping charge on pre-paid orders).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.