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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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Advancing the measurement of quality for early childhood programs that support early language and literacy development
Neuman, Susan B., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 51-76). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A review of assessment tools for the measurement of the quality of children's language and literacy development in center-based and family child care settings

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Aligning measures of quality with professional development goals and goals for children's development
Pianta, Robert C., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 297-315). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Arguments for the improvement of the quality of early childhood education and care through the alignment of measurable professional development goals for educators with developmental goals for children

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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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Beyond classroom-based measures for preschoolers: Addressing the gaps in measures for home-based care and care for infants and toddlers
Sandstrom, Heather, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 317-343). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of appropriateness of indicators in the assessment of quality in family child care settings, based on recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

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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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Data-driven decision making in preparation for large-scale quality rating system implementation
Thornburg, Kathy R., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 363-388). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An account of the development and implementation of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) and its implementation procedures, based on information from Missouri's experiences with the development of a QRIS

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Defining and measuring quality in early childhood practices that promote dual language learners' development and learning
Castro, Dina C., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 257-280). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of elements of high quality early childhood education and care programs for dual language learners (DLLs), and an exploration of available quality measurement tools for the assessment of programs and practices to promote learning of DLLs

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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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Differing purposes for measuring quality in early childhood settings: Aligning purpose with procedures
Zaslow, Martha, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 389-410). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the need to tailor quality assessments to address specific needs, including learning support, the identification of special needs children, program evaluation and monitoring, and high-stakes accountability standards

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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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Empirical approaches to strengthening the measurement of quality: Issues in the development and use of quality measures in research and applied settings
Bryant, Donna M., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 33-47). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of obstacles to the development and improvement of tools to assess and measure quality in early childhood education and care programs

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Ending with a beginning: Key themes and next steps
Zaslow, Martha, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 411-417). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A summary of arguments for the improvement of the measure of early childhood education and care quality

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Family-sensitive caregiving: A key component of quality in early care and education arrangements
Bromer, Juliet, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 161-190). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A presentation of a model for the assessment of early childhood education and care providers' attitudes towards, knowledge about, and practices with families with young children

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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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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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