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Investing in Early Childhood Development

Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change

Editors: Tarlov, A., Debbink, M. (Eds.)

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. The U.S movement toward massive expansion of early childhood education and development has evolved into individual state-by-state initiatives. This volume sets forth the evidence that will encourage states to take up this cause, provide advocates with the information they will need to make their case, and guide states and advocates in building a public and political will for change.

About the authors

DR ALVIN R TARLOV is the Director of the multi-university Texas Programme for Society and Health in Housten, Texas, USA. He is Professor in the University of Texas School of Public Health and Sid Richardson and Taylor and Robert H Ray Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

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"This is a thorough yet conciseoverview of the evidence underlying current public and private efforts to enhance early care and education. It will be especiallyvaluableto those interested inusing public policyto promote better early learning experiences and betterdevelopment for young children." - Edward L. Schor, MD, Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund

"Tarlov and Debbink have produced a gem! From the first chapter on the neuroscience of development, the authors have provided a very readable, evidence based book that is timely and important. Forty years after Head Start was launched, it is time that we all acted as parents, grandparents, citizens at the local, state and national levels to apply what has been learned about the benefits of early childhood education to individuals throughout their lifetime, to families, to schools, employers, taxpayers and communities throughout the country. Today there is no better source of information on the subject, from basic neuroscience and effective early childhood programs to statewide efforts. This is a must read." - Philip R. Lee, MD, Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, Stanford University; formerly Assistant Secretary for Health, US Dept. HHS 1965-69 and 1993-1997

"This book, edited by Tarlov and Debbink, is an excellent summary of the evidence about brain development in the early years of life and the effects on health, learning, and behavior throughout life. The story of The Texas Plan for early child development programs illustrates how communities can take steps to develop quality early child development programs." - J. Fraser Mustard, MD, Founder of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

"Investing in Early Childhood Development is an excellent resource for policymakers, educators, and advocates of ECDE programs, as well as others who want to learn more about the field." - Richard Sawyer, PhD, Educational Horizons


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Building Brain Architecture and Chemistry: A Primer for Policymakers

    Levitt, Pat

    Pages 3-25

  • Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships

    Tarlov, Alvin R.

    Pages 27-40

  • The Coproduction of Human Development and Health

    Tarlov, Alvin R.

    Pages 41-64

  • Effective Early Childhood Programs: Turning Knowledge Into Action

    Landry, Susan

    Pages 67-84

  • Learning from Others: State Efforts to Expand Services and Build Systems of Early Care and Education

    Kauerz, Kristie

    Pages 85-112

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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7993-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-53856-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investing in Early Childhood Development
Book Subtitle
Evidence to Support a Movement for Educational Change
Editors
  • A. Tarlov
  • M. Debbink
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Alvin R. Tarlov and Michelle Precourt Debbink
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61041-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230610415
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7993-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53856-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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