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About everyone's child: Winning public support for early learning
Lawrence, Jr., David, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 39-42). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Accounts of the political strategies used by the movement for public early education in the Miami, Florida area during county funding referenda in 1998, 2002, and 2008

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Applying choice-based multivenue education concepts to preschool education
Witte, Daniel E., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 130-134). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An argument for choice-based and diverse early education offerings in the United States as inspired by the conceptual work of Thomas Jefferson

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Bachelor's degrees are necessary but not sufficient: Preparing teachers to teach young children
Bowman, Barbara T., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 54-57). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A commentary on the changing skill requirements and ideal educational levels of early childhood teachers

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B.A. plus: Reconciling reality and reach
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 68-73). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of requiring early childhood teachers to hold a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, and an outline of alternative and complimentary approaches to educational requirements for early educators

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The case for public preschool
Gilliam, Walter S., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 116-120). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A compilation of select arguments for the placement of public prekindergarten programs in public schools throughout the United States

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Classroom practices and children's motivation to learn
Stipek, Deborah J., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 98-103). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of select research on the associations between the differing qualities of classroom environments and the motivation of children

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The cognitive/academic emphasis versus the whole child approach: The 50-year debate
Bishop-Josef, Sandra J., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 83-88). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An account of the alternating external pressures for a focus on either academic skills or broader child development goals throughout the history of Head Start

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College credentials and caring: How teacher training could lift young children
Fuller, Bruce, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 57-63). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An identification of interests that support legislative mandates for bachelor degree requirements for early educators, and a review of studies challenging the correlation between teacher attainment of bachelor degrees and significantly positive child and classroom outcomes

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Competencies and credentials for early childhood educators: What do we know and what do we need to know?
Burchinal, Margaret, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 73-76). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Arguments for the use of professional development programs to improve the quality of child care and early education programs

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A degree is not enough: Teachers need stronger and more individualized professional development supports to be effective in the classroom
Pianta, Robert C., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 64-68). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An argument for skill-focused instead of degree-focused education and training for early educators

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Early childhood education: The likelihood of sustained effects
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 200-205). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An overview of research on the effects of several early education programs on the cognitive, socioemotional, and academic skills of children in the elementary school years

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The economic case for targeted preschool programs
Rolnick, Arthur, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 22-26). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A compilation of economic arguments supporting a targeted approach to public early childhood education focusing on children in need instead of a universal availability approach

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Effective child development strategies
Heckman, James J., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 2-8). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the potential role of early education in attempts to improve the adult achievement of individuals and populations with early cognitive, socioemotional, and economic disadvantages

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Four reasons the United States should offer every child a preschool education
Barnett, W. Steven, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 34-39). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An identification and discussion of four arguments supporting a theory that universal public prekindergarten will yield greater returns for poor children than public programs targeting only at risk children

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The great balancing act: Optimizing core curricula through playful pedagogy
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 110-116). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An argument for play-based learning in preschool environments

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The Head Start debates
Zigler, Edward F., 2004
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A compilation of essays on Head Start, analyzing the program's goals, effectiveness, and future improvement, with a focus on school readiness, child health, and socioemotional development

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How to make early childhood programs highly effective
Schweinhart, Lawrence J., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 141-144). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A commentary on the political restraints that limit the implementation and evaluation of science-based improvements to early education in the United States

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The importance of early childhood teacher preparation: The perspectives and positions of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Willer, Barbara A., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 77-83). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An overview of standard early educator competencies promoted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and an identification of the research studies and trends on which the competencies are based

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The importance of kindergarten-entry academic skills
Duncan, Greg, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 89-93). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the differences in later school success of children who attend preschools that focus primarily on academics or on that include significant behavioral, emotional, and social skills components

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The link between consistent caring interactions with babies, early brain development, and school readiness
Lally, J. Ronald, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 159-162). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the influence of the caring environment on the intellectual and brain development of infants, and a presentation of child care and parental leave policy recommendations designed to optimize healthy infant brain development and to lay the foundations for school readiness

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Minimum requirements for preschool teacher educational qualifications
Barnett, W. Steven, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 48-54). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An overview of American research on the links between the education levels of preschool teachers and both student achievement and preschool prices

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A model preschool program
Zigler, Edward F., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 136-140). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A reflection and series of recommendations on the evolution of the goals and standards of the early education system in the United States

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New Jersey's Abbott prekindergarten program: A model for the nation
Frede, Ellen, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 191-196). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An overview of trends in participation, measurements of academic outcomes, and efforts to improve quality in the public preschool programs of New Jersey's Abbott-designated school districts

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The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues
Zigler, Edward F., 2011
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Commentaries on the choices faced by the United States in relation to the country's government-funded public prekindergarten systems, with sections on the issues of intended coverage, academics, quality, and teacher preparation

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Prekindergarten in Oklahoma
Takanishi, Ruby, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 188-191). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An account of the development of the public prekindergarten system in the state of Oklahoma, and an overview of the research on public preschool's influence on children's academic outcomes in the city of Tulsa

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