ERIC Number: ED337457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education: State Policy and Practice. An Issue Paper.
McMahon, Eleanor M.; And Others
This issue paper focuses on the first of six national education goals described by President George Bush on January 31, 1990. The intent of this goal is that by the year 2000 all children in the United States will start school ready to learn and that appropriate federal and state policies will be in place. The paper is organized as follows: (1) a review of studies and selected state profiles; (2) federal child care initiatives; (3) a summary of the state of the scene; (4) early childhood policy questions; and (5) policy issues for teacher educators. Three appendixes consist of entries on early childhood education from the December 1990 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) survey, "Teacher Education Policy in the States: A 50-State Survey of Legislative and Administrative Actions"; policy choices; and the names of members of the AACTE Early Childhood Advisory Group. (LL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Schools of Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Education Programs
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.