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The Hidden History of Head Start by Edward Zigler
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Currently enrolling approximately 900,000 poor children each year, Head Start has served 25 million children and their families since it was established 43 years ago. Presidents and policymakers have embraced and scorned it. At times scientists have misguided it and the media has misunderstood it. Despite its longevity and renown, much of Head Start's story has never been disclosed to the general public. The Hidden History of Head Start is a detailed account of this remarkable program. Surveying projects that were forerunners of Head Start, its birth during the Johnson administration, its fate during the presidency of George W. Bush, and the many years between-as well as what the future may hold in store for Head Start-Edward Zigler and Sally Styfco offer an inside view of the program's decades of service, detailing the ever-changing waves of politics, ideology, science, media interest, and public mood that oftentimes threatened the program's very existence. Providing a balanced assessment of Head Start's effectiveness, which has been a matter of debate since its inception, the authors also strive to answer questions that continue to pervade discussions about the program and its future. For example, why is Head Start, a leader of early childhood services, still struggling to prove itself? Why does it serve such a narrow segment of the population? And how can Head Start continue its mission as universal preschool becomes a reality? The Hidden History of Head Start will be of great importance to those who shape Head Start's future, and to those who wish to develop, research, and implement new early childhood programs. Students, historians, and scholars in the fields of early intervention and developmental science, as well as policymakers, will find here an invaluable resource as well as a fascinating chronicle of one of the foremost social programs in US history.

Author Biography

Edward Zigler is a developmental scientist and a pioneer and leader in the field of applied developmental psychology. He served on the committee that planned Head Start and was the federal official responsible for the program during the Nixon Administration. He has advised every succeeding administration on Head Start and early childhood issues. Sally J. Styfco is a writer and social policy analyst specializing in issues pertaining to children and families, particularly early childhood and educational interventions. Her work spans the topics of Head Start, child care, federal education initiatives, the effects of poverty on child development, and the historical progression of government policies in these areas.
Release date Australia
May 7th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
400
Dimensions
162x238x34
ISBN-13
9780195393767
Product ID
3958070

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