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Early childhood education benefits society [US-CA]

Author: 
Wilson, Lynette
Publication Date: 
11 Apr 2003
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11 Apr 2003

The schools we need: Recent education policy in Ontario and recommendations for moving forward

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28 Jan 2003

Lifelong learning as public policy in Canada

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MacNeil, Teresa
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2002
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Long term effects of an early childhood intervention on educational achievement and juvenile arrest: A 15-year follow-up of low-income children in public schools

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Publication Date: 
9 May 2001
Entered Date: 
17 May 2001

Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care - Summary

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
July 2003, EN & FR
6pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care.

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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care

cover image of "Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about ECEC"
Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough
July 2003
79pp
$18
ISBN 1-896051-25-1

This paper examines eight myths often used to argue against public support for early childhood education and care. Its main objective is to respond to these eight myths, to subject them and associated research to critical scrutiny, and to respond in a popular fashion. Research evidence and logic are combined to provide a readable, economically-oriented critique to these frequently heard assertions. The myths are:

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