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Cisneros, Brooke; Prieto, Destiney; Jennings-Shaffer, Jennifer; Perez, Amanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Decisions being made on Capitol Hill and in state capitals may seem remote from the experiences of early childhood professionals, but policymakers have a big impact on babies and families. Early childhood professionals and parents bring key expertise and passion to policy advocacy and have a powerful role to play. This article identifies the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Young Children
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Yoke-Yean, Lydia Foong; Soo-Boon, Ng; Poai-Hong, Wong; Hui-Shen, Carynne Loh; Mohd Multazam Khair, Nurul Salwana; Haq, Faridah Serajul; Dhamotharan, Mogana; Che Mustafa, Mazlina – Southeast Asia Early Childhood, 2021
All children have the right to a safe and nurturing environment that promotes their holistic development. Accessibility is an important gateway to inclusive education where all children including disadvantaged children such as indigenous children, special needs children and children at risk are given equal access to quality early childhood care…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Public Officials
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Mourão, Sandie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Introducing English as a foreign language (FL) has become widespread in ECE in Europe, typified by initiatives involving specialist teachers of English visiting settings for short periods of time a week. This paper shares data from a study in Portugal that involved analyzing collaborative practices for evidence of approaches to integration in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Moschetti, Mauro; Martínez Pons, Marc; Bordoli, Eloísa; Martinis, Pablo – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the last decades privatization policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s leading to an increasing participation of private agents in educational provision. The case of Uruguay stands out for having remained somehow apart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
Weisenfeld, G. G.; Connors-Tadros, Lori – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2020
One of the goals of pre-K programs funded by states is to support the learning and development of young children. Research finds that only high-quality programs can achieve positive, long-term outcomes in areas such as student achievement, educational attainment, personal and social behavior (e.g., reductions in crime), and adult health and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Labor Force Development, Preschool Teachers
Greszler, Rachel; Burke, Lindsey M. – Heritage Foundation, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic offers policymakers the opportunity to rethink early childhood education and childcare in America, and to do a better job of aligning services with the needs and preferences of families. The availability of suitable childcare--affordable and convenient with adequate hours in a desirable environment--is a key component of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Delivery Systems
UnidosUS, 2020
Black and Latinx educators make up a critical portion of the early child education (ECE) field; 31% of the center-based workforce and about half of those employed in Head Start. These diverse educators are from communities where the impacts of the pandemic have been the most detrimental -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
Creating smart, coherent education policy is painstaking work; there are technical, budgetary, and political challenges at almost every turn. But it is some of the most important work that state leaders can undertake. As Ohioans prepared to elect a new governor in late 2018, we at the Fordham Institute began rolling out a set of policy proposals…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Wang, Yinying; Fikis, David J. – Educational Policy, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the public opinion on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on Twitter. Using Twitter Application Program Interface (API), we collected the tweets containing the hashtags #CommonCore and #CCSS for 12 months from 2014 to 2015. A Common Core corpus was created by compiling all the collected 660,051 tweets.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Administrator Attitudes, Common Core State Standards, Computational Linguistics
Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2019
This brief outlines the important role state policymakers can play to ensure equity in their states' early education efforts. High-quality child care and early education is critical for child development and family economic security--and it can have a particularly positive impact on the wellbeing of families with low incomes. CLASP's action agenda…
Descriptors: State Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality
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Toups, Madeleine M.; Press, Valerie G.; Volerman, Anna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Asthma has no known cure, and though manageable, it disrupts the everyday lives of over 6 million US children. Because children spend more than half of their waking hours in school, students must be able to carry and administer their inhaler at school to manage their asthma. Methods: This policy paper is a comprehensive review of all…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Self Management, Drug Therapy
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Thachik, Stefani; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article examines the development and implementation of P-16 education reform in Texas and aims to understand leadership meaning-making at state and local levels. Findings suggest goal attainment and sustainability varied statewide according to how political actors defined problems and solutions, the type of and extent to which human and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Odukoya, Jonathan Adedayo; Bowale, Ebenezer; Okunlola, Sola – African Educational Research Journal, 2018
The paper reviewed the formulation and implementation of the Nigerian national policy of education that was enacted in 1977. Though the document featured lot of laudable policies, feedback from key stakeholders in education revealed that the implementation of the policy was deficient and need urgent attention for the country to experience the much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational History
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Qi, Xiaofei; Melhuish, Edward C. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
This paper reviews the development of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in China. The historical context from 1900 is summarised, and then developments from the 1980s up to the present kindergarten expansion movement, starting in 2010, are covered in detail. The review shows that ECEC development in China has undergone great changes both…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Public Policy, Kindergarten
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Puskás, Tünde; Björk-Willén, Polly – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
This article explores dilemmatic aspects of language policies in a preschool group in which three languages (Swedish, Romani and Arabic) are spoken on an everyday basis. The article highlights the interplay between policy decisions on the societal level, the teachers' interpretations of these policies, as well as language practices on the micro…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Language Usage, Ethnography
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