Normalizing Preschool Education: The Illusive Imperative
by Sharon Lynn Kagan — 1995
In this chapter I will examine recent data to chronicle why changes in the social, demographic, and research context of the nation have made preschool education an imperative despite its political illusiveness. I will suggest that until specific tensions are addressed, significant advances in early care and education are likely to remain remote from reality. I will close by making recommendations for normalizing early childhood services, with the knowledge that only in making such services available for all children will the real needs of the nation's poorest children be met.
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