Journal Articles

The Importance of Demographic, Social, and Political Context for Estimating Policy Impacts: Comment on "Implementing New York's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program"

November 2007
W. Steven Barnett

This article reviews national demographic and enrollment trends regarding state preschool initiatives to counter concerns about the potential negative effects of state-funded pre-K on child care programs.

Who Are These Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students?

December 2006
Eugene E. Garcia and Delis Cuellar

Arizona State University professor Eugene E. Garcia and colleague Delis Cuellar answer this question in an article in the online journal Teachers College Record.

The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program: Cost-Benefit Analysis Using Data from the Age-40 Followup

December 2006
Clive R. Belfield, Milagros Nores, Steve Barnett, and Lawrence Schweinhart

This study follows the children who participated in the High/Scope Perry preschool program, analyzing the costs and benefits of the program.

Early Childhood Development and Social Mobility

December 2006
W. Steven Barnett and Clive R. Belfield

This article discusses the effects of preschool education programs on disadvantaged children's movement up the ladder.

Costs, Benefits, and Long-Term Effects of Early Care and Education Programs: Recommendations and Cautions for Community Developments

December 2006
W. Steven Barnett and Debra J. Ackerman

This paper discusses the costs and benefits related to implementing early childhood education programs, including the effects on children's learning and development

Oral Storytelling: A Cultural Art That Promotes School Readiness

September 2006

This article explores how early childhood educators can use story-telling as a culturally sensitive, age-appropriate learning tool to promote young children's school readiness.

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The Costs of Being a Child Care Teacher: Revisiting the Problem of Low Wages

January 2006
Debra J. Ackerman

This report demonstrates how low wages for preschool teachers impact the overall quality of child care.

Getting Teachers from Here to There: Examining Issues Related to an Early Care and Education Teacher Policy

December 2005
Debra J. Ackerman

This article explores two issues facing the move to increase the credentials of the current early care and education workforce.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

November 2005
Milagros Nores, Clive R. Belfield, W. Steven Barnett, and Lawrence Schweinhart

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

November 2005

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Using Pressure and Support to Create a Qualified Workforce

March 2005
Sharon Ryan and Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.

Head Start's Lasting Benefits

January 2005
W. Steven Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt

This article provides an overview of research on the federal Head Start program and its lasting benefits.

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