ERIC Number: EJ1126350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Commentary: Beyond More of the Same--Sustaining the Benefits of Preschool Education--Reflections on Bierman Et Al. (2016)
Phillips, Deborah A.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v58 n2 p138-139 Feb 2017
Preschool education is now firmly linked to two aspirational purposes: as the first step on a trajectory of academic and life success for all children and as wise economic policy for the nation. Both purposes are grounded in an assumption that the early developmental boost children receive from preschool will produce lasting impacts. However, efforts to identify enduring impacts of contemporary preschool programs have produced mixed evidence, leading the field to acknowledge that we have yet to adequately understand the essential conditions and processes in early education classrooms that increase the odds that children will flourish in school and thrive in their adult lives.
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Preschool Children, Academic Achievement, Success, Public Policy, Child Development, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education
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