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ERIC Number: EJ1071200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Chronic Homelessness, Head Start, and Changing Federal Policies: Teaching and Learning at Hawthorne House
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.
Urban Education, v50 n6 p631-659 Sep 2015
Federal policy changes for Head Start (HS) elevate the importance of measured academic performance over other traditional program aims, particularly those associated with the social-emotional development of children. Concerned about the possible effects of these changes on children, based on observations and interviews, detailed portraits of teachers, parents, and children in a program serving the chronically homeless were constructed. Based on these portraits, the authors conclude that the question that has largely directed studies of HS--"does Head Start do any lasting good?"--is the wrong guiding question for policy. The better question is "What is good for them now?"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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