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Journal Articles

Getting Teachers from Here to There: Examining Issues Related to an Early Care and Education Teacher Policy


December 1, 2005
Debra J. Ackerman

This article explores two issues facing the move to increase the credentials of the current early care and education workforce.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program


November 1, 2005 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Milagros Nores, Clive R. Belfield, W. Steven Barnett, and Lawrence Schweinhart

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program


November 1, 2005

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Using Pressure and Support to Create a Qualified Workforce


March 1, 2005
Sharon Ryan and Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits


January 1, 2005
W. Steven Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt

This article provides an overview of research on the federal Head Start program and its lasting benefits.

States’ Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers


May 1, 2004
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper describes efforts by individual states to improve preschool education teachers' qualifications and training.

What do teachers need? Practitioners’ perspectives on early childhood professional development


January 1, 2004
Debra J. Ackerman

This article discusses teacher professional development from the point of view of the early childhood practitioner.

Preschool: The Most Important Grade


April 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.