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The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and kids-first politics / David L. Kirp.

By: Kirp, David L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007Description: 333 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780674026414 (alk. paper); 0674026411 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Education, Preschool -- Political aspects -- United States | Education, Preschool -- United States -- PhilosophyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Sandbox investment.DDC classification: 372.210973 Other classification: 5,3 | DK 2002
Contents:
Introduction : before school -- Small miracles -- Life way after preschool -- The futures market -- The imprimatur of science -- Who cares for the children? -- Jump-starting a movement -- The politics of the un-dramatic -- English lessons -- Kids-first politics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-316) and index.

Introduction : before school -- Small miracles -- Life way after preschool -- The futures market -- The imprimatur of science -- Who cares for the children? -- Jump-starting a movement -- The politics of the un-dramatic -- English lessons -- Kids-first politics.

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The Sandbox Investment comprehensively assesses the policy and politics of the preschool movement in the US. Kirp (Univ. of California, Berkeley) uses a wide range of data sources, including evidence from preschools in Chicago, discussions of preschool experiences in several US states and in Great Britain, and an extensive overview of scientific and social scientific research on the subject. This large body of research, which comes from geneticists, neuroscientists, and economists, reveals that paying for universal preschool up front can reduce the substantial costs associated with crime, poor health, and unemployment later in life. Kirp also chronicles the recent politics of the preschool movement, which illustrates that universal preschool has increasing appeal. The book is an impressive work of scholarship that is accessible to nonacademic readers. The subject matter could not be timelier. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels. N. Kraus University of Wisconsin--River Falls

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