Issues in early childhood education
"The sixties witnessed tremendous social change in the United States. Supreme Court decisions in the mid-fifties, supported by monumental legislative enactments ten years later and millions in federal funding changed American schools into a vehicle for social change. Powerful voices of new leadership demanded representation for the culturally-different, economically and educationally disadvantaged, minority citizens of our nation. The War on Poverty and the goals of the Great Society focused on equality of educational opportunity as a means to make a better social and economic future for the children of these groups a reality. The challenge for the educational system was an unprecedented one. The school's responsibility was to determine improved ways of preventing or compensating for the accumulated educational deficits seen in children labeled as disadvantaged--deficits viewed as having roots outside the classroom setting."--from Introduction.
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