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Psychology, Politics, and the Discourse of Early Childhoon Educators


reviewed by Jonathan Silin 1986

coverTitle: Psychology, Politics, and the Discourse of Early Childhoon Educators
Author(s): Barbara Biber
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0300039190, Pages: , Year:
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Early childhood education is going through a period of rapid expansion. New pressures and expectations make it particularly difficult for practitioners to articulate a vision and realize a program that is consistent with their own inner promptings and the best traditions of the field. Increased demands for services have resulted most obviously from the growth of the preschool population as postwar baby boomers move into the prime years of child rearing, the escalating numbers of women in the work force, and the rise of single-parent households. The belief that early education can ameliorate the problems of the poor and provide a mythical pathway to the American dream continues to fuel the demand for services as well. Initiatives to incorporate programs for four-year-olds into the public school system, the creation of on-site day care among large businesses, and the proliferation of commercially sponsored centers suggest a few of the changes occurring... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 4, 1986, p. 611-617
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 690, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 3:04:11 PM

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