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Helburn, Suzanne W. – Young Children, 2003
Argues that the federal government is the only funding source of the magnitude needed to create an adequate early care and education system. Urges the early childhood community to unite behind a long-term strategy for creating and financing an effective national early care/education system. Presents three such proposals that differ in priorities…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Care, Delivery Systems
Helburn, Suzanne W.; Bergmann, Barbara R. – 2002
Written for policymakers, parents, and child care providers, this book provides an in-depth look at the child care industry, identifying crucial problems such as quality of care and the high cost of even mediocre care. The book identifies needed changes, including stronger regulatory procedures for providers and suppliers of care and tens of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Work Relationship
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Helburn, Suzanne W.; Morris, John R.; Modigliani, Kathy – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2002
Data from the Family Child Care and Relative Care Study were used to construct a budget for paid family child caregivers and to examine financial incentives. Results indicated that income was low compared to female-dominated occupations for providers without their own children in care, but not much lower if providers cared for several and/or for…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Child Caregivers, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration)
Helburn, Suzanne W. – Teaching Political Science, 1981
Argues that social studies educational reforms fail because their goals of promoting active citizenship education through the social studies curriculum are inconsistent with citizenship educational functions of the school. Identifies conditions which encourage and inhibit change and recommends change strategies. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Helburn, Suzanne W., Ed. – 1995
Conducted at a time when increasing numbers of the nation's young children are in child care and when the American public is concerned about children's readiness for school, the Cost, Quality, and Child Outcomes Study provides the first comprehensive econometric and psychometric analysis of child care and children's outcomes. The study was…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Costs, Day Care Centers, Day Care Effects
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Helburn, Suzanne W.; Howes, Carollee – Future of Children, 1996
Current knowledge about the cost and quality of full-time child care in centers and family care homes is summarized, with a discussion of parental attention to quality in making child care decisions. Data from two recent national studies suggest that quality is only modestly related to cost. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Day Care, Day Care Centers
Helburn, Suzanne W.; And Others – 1971
This conference report is organized to follow the conference schedule and includes edited versions of three papers, as well as of the final plenary session. The paper by Suzanne Wiggins Helburn is titled "Trends and Issues in Teacher Education in Colorado" and summarizes the trends which were indicated by a survey of the state programs.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions
Helburn, Suzanne W.; Davis, James E. – 1982
The purposes of this teaching handbook are to provide building blocks necessary for developing a course of study for secondary students in economics and to present resources and references. It is arranged in seven sections. An introductory section describes some economic organizers--the models structure and methods of analysis--that are useful for…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development