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- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), launched in Pittsburgh in 1996 to provide high-quality early care and education services to at-risk children, failed to achieve its goals. This report summarizes ECI's organizational history and analyses and explains its critical weaknesses. more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
A discussion of Pittsburgh's bold but troubled Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). The report summarizes ECI's organizational history, analyzes and explains its critical weaknesses, and articulates lessons to inform the design and implementation of future large-scale reform initiatives. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
Penelope Leach, the universally admired author of the best-selling classic Your Baby and Child, diagnoses the state of child care in America and the world today. Who is caring for today?s children? How well are they succeeding? What does care cost, and who is paying for it? Leach answers these and other urgent questions with facts and figures... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 42.95
In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95
Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 85.00
Babies and Young Children in Care examines why babies enter care or accommodation and why securing their long-term future can be a lengthy process. It analyses the circumstances, characteristics and experiences of these young children before, during and after being looked after, including reasons for changes of carer and placement disruptions. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 50.00
Written for professionals working with children and young people who require support, assessment or intervention at home or in school, this interdisciplinary book explores everything from the legislative background and foundations of ideas in the social sciences, to dealing with children's distress, fear or special needs in professional practice. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.95
Kids ask the darndest questions?and the answers make for a ?funny and fascinating?( Publishers Weekly ) book. Wendell Jamieson?s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. ?Dad, what would hurt more?getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?? ?Dad, why do policemen like donuts?? ?Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes??... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
?As welfare states grow up, they begin to think more carefully about their future. Jane Lewis is showing them how best to do so. This stellar collection of articles by top European scholars combines creative thinking about the new social investment state with impressive empirical research on specific forms of public support for family work.?. ? Nancy... more...