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ERIC Number: ED426766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 338
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-525-94328-5
Something Better for My Children: The History and People of Head Start.
Mills, Kay
Based on 2 years of visits to Head Start programs across the country, this book compiles firsthand accounts and personal chronicles of the effects of participation in Head Start. The book's first section, "Making the Promise," contains chapters: (1) "The First Day of School at Watts Towers Center"; (2) "Stonewall, Texas: How It All Began"; and (3) "Mississippi: The Fight for Control." The second section, "Meeting the People," contains chapters: (4) "Fort Belknap, Montana: A Powwow To Preserve a Culture"; (5) "Auburn, Alabama: Reaching beyond the Classroom"; (6) "Westley, California: Seasons on the Soil"; (7) "Montgomery County, Maryland: Head Start in a Suburban School System"; and (8) "Where Are They Now?" The third section, "Tackling the Problems," contains chapters: (9)"Minneapolis: Who Shall Teach?"; (10) "Getting Men Involved, Getting Communities Involved"; (11) "Getting It Together"; (12) "Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy"; and (13) "Keeping It Together." The final section, "Considering the Prospects," contains chapters: (14) "Ways To Serve More Children, Longer"; (15) "Meeting Conditions--Head Start Adapts"; (16) "Summing Up and Looking Ahead"; and (17) "Epilogue: The Last Day of School at Watts Towers Center." (EV)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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