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A national child care program: Now is the time

Author: 
Friendly, Martha
Publication Date: 
1 Jul 2000
Entered Date: 
2 Oct 2000

The road ahead V: A report on improving student achievement

Author: 
Ontario Education Improvement Commission
Publication Date: 
1 Dec 2000
Entered Date: 
12 Jun 2000

Universal early childhood development services: Time for action

Author: 
Atkinson Foundation
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2000
Entered Date: 
1 Jan 2000

What is the best policy mix for Canada's young children?

Author: 
Jenson, Jane & Stroick, Sharon
Publication Date: 
1 Feb 2000
Entered Date: 
1 Jan 2000

‘Choice’ discourse in BC child care: Distancing policy from research

Paul Kershaw
Occasional paper 19
September 2004
27pp

The gap between child care research and policy is growing in British Columbia (BC). While policy changes are what one would expect from the right-of-centre Liberal government, the gap runs contrary to its expressed commitment to the design of early childhood development policy on the basis of ‘science.' The BC child care domain thus provides a rich context in which to examine how ideology mediates the consumption of research in the political arena.

Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care - Summary

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
July 2003, EN & FR
6pp

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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care

cover image of "Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about ECEC"
Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough
July 2003
79pp
$18
ISBN 1-896051-25-1

This paper examines eight myths often used to argue against public support for early childhood education and care. Its main objective is to respond to these eight myths, to subject them and associated research to critical scrutiny, and to respond in a popular fashion. Research evidence and logic are combined to provide a readable, economically-oriented critique to these frequently heard assertions. The myths are:

Building a firm foundation for lifelong learning: The importance of early childhood education and care

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2002

In the 21st century, new technologies, rapid globalization, a shift away from traditional employment patterns and recognition that ongoing renewal of knowledge and skills is essential have contributed to a new emphasis on "lifelong learning". There is general agreement that strategies for lifelong learning should incorporate a "cradle to grave" or life-cycle approach so that a continuum of learning encompasses early childhood through youth, the working years and the senior years.

Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities - Executive summary

Gillian Doherty
2001

This BRIEFing NOTE is the Executive summary of Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities by Gillian Doherty (2001). This study reviews research literature about the effectiveness of targeting early childhood programs to selected populations as well as literature on the relative effectiveness of different kinds of programs that are intended to enhance or support child development.

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