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ERIC Number: EJ1132147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
The Evidence Base for Early Childhood Education and Care Programme Investment: What We Know, What We Don't Know
White, Linda A.; Prentice, Susan; Perlman, Michal
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n4 p529-546 Nov 2015
An expanding body of research demonstrates that high quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) programmes generate positive outcomes for children; in response, policy makers in a number of countries are making significant programme investments. No research consensus, however, has emerged around the specific types of policy intervention that are most effective. Much remains to be clarified in terms of specific policy interventions that flow from the evidence base. To respond to these important gaps in ECEC knowledge, we advance a call for a research agenda that will systematically examine the effects of early years policy instruments and settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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