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Quest for Quality Promising Innovations for Early Childhood Programs

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ISBN-10: 1598570862

ISBN-13: 9781598570861

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patricia W. Wesley, Virginia Buysse, Anne Mitchell

List price: $42.95
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High-quality early childhood programs have a tremendous positive impact on children¿s school readiness and long-term success¿but with obstacles like high teacher turnover and a fragmented system, many programs don¿t give young children the best possible start. Decision-makers can work toward change with the help of this forward-thinking book, the most comprehensive, up-to-date research synthesis available on quality in early childhood education (ECE). Bringing together the biggest ideas and the best thinking from more than a dozen top researchers in the ECE quality movement, this book clearly lays out what we know about quality today, which areas need focused improvement efforts, and what…    
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 6/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Virginia Buysse earned her doctoral degree in early intervention and early childhood special education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is Senior Scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute and Research Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Buysse began her career as a preschool teacher. She has since directed or conducted a number of research projects on a variety of topics, including practices related to serving Latino children and families; consultation in early childhood settings; parent leadership development; friendship and peer acceptance among young children; and the cost, quality, and…    

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Changing Times and the Quest for Quality
Research on Program Quality: The Evidence Base
Issues in Measuring Program Quality
Early Learning Standards and Quality Improvement Initiatives: A Systemic Approach to Supporting Children's Learning and Development
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: Achieving the Promise for Programs, Parents, Children, and Early Childhood Systems
Professional Development and Quality Initiatives: Two Essential Components of an Early Childhood System
Rethinking Technical Assistance to Support Quality Improvement
Early Childhood Policy and Implications for Quality Initiatives
Program Quality Through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation Theory
Index