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Early Childhood Governance

Choices and Consequences

Sharon Lynn Kagan Rebecca E. Gomez

208 pages
Teachers College Press
Responding to the current national concern for enhanced commitments to early education, this book examines what states are currently doing, what has proven effective, and what the existing body of knowledge offers educators, policymakers and others seeking successful approaches to governance. Featuring chapters by prominent, thoughtful scholars and practitioners, this is the first volume to specifically focus on early childhood governance. Reflective and prospective, this seminal contribution is designed to be immediately germane to the burgeoning field of ECE. Readers will find the latest thinking, the most recent experiences, and an honest review of the governance issues facing ECE today and into the future—all in one resource. Book Features: A consolidated treatment of early childhood governance theory and practice. A systemic approach, contextualizing governance as an essential component and driver of ECE system development. Insights from those who have been implementing innovative approaches to governance. Guidance for promoting equity, quality, and coherence in early education.
Author Bio
Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, codirector of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University, and professor adjunct at Yale University's Child Study Center. Rebecca E. Gomez holds the Rauch Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University.