The Birth of Head Start: Preschool Education Policies in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations.
THE BIRTH OF HEAD START: Preschool Education preschool education: see kindergarten; nursery school.
Childhood education during the period from infancy to age five or six. Institutions for preschool education vary widely around the world, as do their names (e.g. Policies in the
Kennedy and Johnson Administrations There have been two Presidents of the United States with the surname "Johnson":
- Andrew Johnson Administration, 17th President of the United States, 1865–1869.
. Maris A. Vinovskis. Chicago: The
University of Chicago Press The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, dozens of academic journals, including , 2005. 205 pp. Hardback, $29.00. More than
25 million children in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. have benefited from Head Start,
which began during the days of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great
Society programs and his War on Poverty. Vinovskis offers a very
informative analysis of the origin of Head Start, set in a broad
historical context. It encompasses a discussion on poverty and the
perspectives of early childhood and the development of experimental
preschool programs. It is written by an experienced professor of history
and a member of the faculty of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public
Policy The Ford School offers wide-ranged research in public policy and is known for its strong quantitative orientation. The school runs dual degree programs with the University of Michigan Law School, Ross School of Business, School of Information, School of Social Work, School of Natural and the Institute for Social Research. This book will be of
interest to anyone seeking background knowledge on the War on Poverty
and how the Head Start Project began, and how it has remained funded for
such an extended length of time.
- Lyndon B. Johnson Administration, 36th President of the United States, 1963–1969.
This book takes a look at the four decades of Head Start and the
role that Congress has played in providing equal educational
opportunities for children from disadvantaged households. Unfortunately,
according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Vinovskis, "limited progress has been made in closing
the gap between children from disadvantaged households and those living
in more fortunate circumstances." As the United States struggles to
fund projects and continues to study which initiatives should receive
priority, a book such as this one highlights why it is important to
consider the impact that Head Start has had on the lives of thousands of
families. It is a long legacy that has been well researched and
continues to affect the lives of many. Reviewed by Sandra L.
Manrique-Pardo, Curriculum Specialist, Miami-Dade County Head Start,