The Economics of Investing in Universal Preschool Education in California

Author: Lynn A. Karoly
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833037954
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Increased interest in California and other states in providing universal access to publicly funded preschool education is behind this study's aims to analyze the economic returns from investing in high-quality preschool education in California.

Bildungssystem Wohlfahrtsstaat und gesundheitliche Ungleichheit

Author: Katharina Rathmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658100532
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Katharina Rathmann untersucht erstmals die Bedeutung struktureller Merkmale von Bildungssystemen (Differenzierung, Segregation, öffentlicher vs. privater Sektor) sowie Wohlfahrtsstaaten für das Ausmaß der sozialen Ungleichheit in der Gesundheit von Jugendlichen. Denn neben individuellen Determinanten der Gesundheit und sozial bedingten Ungleichheit werden in ländervergleichenden Studien zunehmend auch makro-strukturelle Determinanten der Gesundheit und gesundheitlichen Ungleichheit berücksichtigt. Basierend auf Daten der WHO-Studie „Health Behaviour in School-aged Children“ (HBSC) stellt die Autorin repräsentative empirische Befunde für die Gesundheit und gesundheitliche Ungleichheit von Jugendlichen in 34 europäischen und nordamerikanischen Ländern vor.

Investing in Kids

Author: Timothy J. Bartik
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute
ISBN: 0880993723
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This book presents arguments for the following propositions: Local economic development strategies in the United States should include extensive investments in high quality early childhood programs, such as prekindergarten (pre K) education, child care, and parenting assistance. Economic development policies should also include reforms in business tax incentives. But economic development benefitsChigher earnings per capita in the local communityCcan be better achieved if business incentives are complemented by early childhood programs. Economic development benefits can play an important role in motivating a grassroots movement for investing in our kids.

Research Methods in Education

Author: Joseph Check
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342093
Format: PDF
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Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives—and the systems needed to put them into place—are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Author: United States. Superintendent of Documents
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February issue includes Appendix entitled Directory of United States Government periodicals and subscription publications; September issue includes List of depository libraries; June and December issues include semiannual index