ERIC Number: ED417817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention: Key Issues from Research.
Interchange, n50 Jan 1998
As the preschool and early years of schooling were becoming the focus of increasing attention, the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department commissioned a review of United Kingdom and international literature on the use of early intervention schemes for disadvantaged students. The resulting review presents evidence on the most appropriate time to intervene, the effectiveness of alternative strategies, and reported long-term benefits. The strong message from the research is that there are no single-measure answers. Early intervention schemes should be located within the wider framework of efforts over the last 2 decades to overcome educational disadvantage and improve school performance. Children's needs are no longer seen as separable from family needs. Research on early learning closely links cognitive development to social and emotional factors, and policy makers and practitioners will need to taking this into consideration as they put practical initiatives into place. (Contains 23 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Family Environment, Family Literacy, Foreign Countries, Influences, Literacy, Numeracy, Parent Participation, Poverty, Primary Education, School Role, Student Needs, Young Children
Research and Intelligence Unit (RIU), The Scottish Office Education and Industry Department, Room 2B, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)