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Lifelong learning as public policy in Canada

Author: 
MacNeil, Teresa
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2002
Entered Date: 
24 Oct 2002

Long term effects of an early childhood intervention on educational achievement and juvenile arrest: A 15-year follow-up of low-income children in public schools

Author: 
Reynolds, Arthur; Temple, Judy; Robertson, Dylan & Mann, Emily
Publication Date: 
9 May 2001
Entered Date: 
17 May 2001

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

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care.

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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:

Targeting early childhood care and education: Myths and realities

Gillian Doherty
Occasional paper 15
August 2001
150pp
$15

This paper reviews two bodies of research. The first pertains to identification of threats to children's optimal development and the second examines the effectiveness of different types of targeted programs intended to enhance the development of at-risk children. Many variables that put children at risk for developmental problems occur in both lone- and two-parent families and across all income levels. The current practice of restricting programs for at-risk children to specific neighbourhoods inevitably means the exclusion of many at-risk children.

The great child care debate: The long-term effects of non-parental child care

Gillian Doherty
Occasional paper 7
1996
78pp
$10

This paper reviews studies that compare children with non-parental child care experience to children without this experience. Two major themes emerge from this review: first, the research does not support the view that participation in child care is harmful; and second, it is important that the child care experience is of high quality.

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