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Kagan, Sharon Lynn

Works: 62 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 9,867 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB1139.25, 372.21
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Most widely held works by Sharon Lynn Kagan
Children, families, and government : perspectives on American social policy by Edward Zigler( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Children, Families, and Government: Preparing for the Twenty-First Century provides a practical analysis of the relationship between child development research and the design and implementation of social policy concerning children and families. In so doing, the volume captures the excitement, tensions, and challenges that have emerged in the field of child development and social policy, and it examines recent changes in our national ethos toward children and families." "Part I offers an introduction to the volume. Part II describes influences on the policy process and highlights recent reforms in order to specify policy areas affecting children and families. Part III presents state-of-the-art research on problems faced by children and families, and the policy solutions that address these issues." "Children, Families, and Government is at once timely and enduring; perennially important issues like health care, welfare reform, and drug abuse are explored in a context that enables the reader to relate current events to the theories and foundations on which policies are based. The volume is essential reading for policymakers, social workers, educators, and researchers in developmental and clinical psychology, political science, law, and governmental studies."--Jacket
Early schooling : the national debate by Early schooling( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Care and education of America's young children : obstacles and opportunities( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting families first : America's family support movement and the challenge of change( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on their diverse and unique perspectives, the authors examine the evolution of current principles and practices in family support and discuss future directions in quality services, training, and evaluation. They analyze the movement of family support programs into mainstream institutions such as schools, the workplace, churches, and prisons
America's family support programs : perspectives and prospects( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating services for children and families : understanding the past to shape the future by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of human services in America from the colonial period to the present, the author analyzes the underlying assumptions, barriers, and strategies that have characterized the service integration movement. Drawing on history, empirical research, and intellectual theory, as well as on the personal experiences of practitioners and leaders, the author extracts principles and insights that offer new directions for future social service reform
Principles and recommendations for early childhood assessments by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excellence in early childhood education : defining characteristics and next-decade strategies by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United we stand : collaboration for child care and early education services by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing early care and education : a vision for a quality system( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn. For five years, this has been our number one educational goal - yet today's children are not receiving the early care and education services that they deserve and the nation needs to reach this goal. Reinventing Early Care and Education, edited by two leading thinkers in the field, provides not only the necessary vision but a working blueprint for policy reform and program development. Reinventing Early Care and Education defines the essential elements of a quality system and suggests innovative strategies for improving pedagogy and practice in family child care homes and early childhood centers. It also offers alternative approaches to finance and governance and discusses how communities can mobilize citizens and the media to gain support for social change
Leadership in early care and education( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood systems : transforming early learning by Lynn Kagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services. --from publisher description
The early care and education teaching workforce at the fulcrum : an agenda for reform by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues focus on the nearly 5 million individuals who have the responsibility of caring for and educating nearly two thirds of the American children under age 5 who spend time in nonparental care. Providing the most thorough synthesis of current research on the early care and education teaching workforce to date, the authors address frequently asked questions about teacher quality, teacher effectiveness, and the professional development necessary to achieve both and call for a series of bold changes that would transform the early care and education workforce. -- from publisher description
Transitions for young children : creating connections across early childhood systems by Sharon Lynn, Ed Kagan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over--but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework for repairing fissures in the system and making transitions successful for young children globally. A groundbreaking resource for a wide range of professionals--including principals, school-based administrators, program directors, district supervisors, and curriculum specialists--this book brings together the best thinking on early childhood transitions from leading researchers and practitioners around the world. Focusing on both vertical and horizontal transitions, the expert contributors give readers the in-depth guidance they need to: (1) develop a coherent, connected framework of curriculum and instruction across the pre-K- Grade 3 continuum; (2) enhance transitions for infants and young children with disabilities and their families; (3) address the specific issues dual language learners face during transitions; (4) align early learning standards, curricula, and assessments; (5) improve all aspects of school readiness--ready children, ready schools, and ready families and communities; (6) establish continuity between the child's home and school environment; (7) support the quality and stability of the early childhood workforce; (8) improve transitions through better accountability policies; and (9) understand how transitions are affected by a wide range of factors, including poverty, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the child's neighborhood. Through the invaluable case studies on diverse programs--both in key U.S. states and around the world--readers will get practical insight into what really works and apply the lessons of real-life success stories. With the clear and useful analysis of up-to-date research, policy, and practice, professionals will see where the field is today and where it needs to go to support better transitions. A must-have resource for any early childhood professional who plays a part in shaping high-quality programs and services, this book is also an ideal text for preparing tomorrow's professionals to lead future efforts. Readers will be ready to move the field closer to one of its critical goals: a cohesive system of services that supports effective, meaningful transitions for all young children. This book contains five parts. Part I, Background and Context, contains: (1) Seeing Transition through a New Prism: Pedagogical, Programmatic, and Policy Alignment (Sharon Lynn Kagan); (2) The Transition to School: Concepts, Practices, and Needed Research (Craig T. Ramey and Sharon Landesman Ramey); (3) Going to School in the United States: The Shifting Ecology of Transition (Robert C. Pianta); (4) Transitions: Perspectives from the Majority World (Kathy Bartlett and Caroline Arnold with Sadaf Shallwani and Saima Gowani); (5) Transitions for Children with Disabilities (Mary Beth Bruder); and (6) Developing and Learning in More Than One Language: The Challenges and Opportunities for Transitions in Early Education Settings (Eugene E. Garcia). Part ii, Pedagogical Perspective, contains: (7) Aligning the Content of Early Childhood Care and Education (Catherine Scott-Little and Jeanne L. Reid); Case Study--The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (Jeanne L. Reid); Case Study--Early Care and Education in France (Kate Tarrant); and (8) Aligning Curriculum and Teaching: a Child-Focused Approach (Sue Bredekamp); Case Study--Aligning Curriculum and Teaching in Red Bank, New Jersey (Aleksandra Holod and Jocelyn Friedlander); Case Study--Step By Step Moldova (Alejandra Cortazar). Part iii, Programmatic Perspective, contains: (9) Ready or Not? Schools' Readiness for Young Children (Sharon Ritchie, Richard Clifford, William W. Malloy, Carolyn T. Cobb, and Gisele M. Crawford); Case Study--FirstSchool Lexington Elementary School (Aleksandra Holod); Case Study--Keiraville Community Preschool (Romilla Karnati); (10) Families and Transitions (Judy Langford); Case Study--Family and Child Education Program (face) (Aleksandra Holod); Case Study--Turkey's Mother Child Education Program (Alejandra Cortazar); and (11) The Neighborhoods Where Young Children Grow Up (Jeanne Brooks-Gunn); Case Study--Transition and Alignment through the Eyes of Sparks (Anthony Berkley and Kimber Bogard); Case Study--East Africa Madrasa Program (Alejandra Cortazar). Part iv, Policy Perspective, contains: (12) Governance and Transition (Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz); Case Study--The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (Jeanne L. Reid); Case Study--Early Childhood Governance in Sweden (Caroline Segal); (13) Accountability Policies and Transitions (Thomas Schultz); Case Study--The Maryland Model for School Readiness (Jeanne L. Reid); and (14) Transitions in Early Childhood: The Case for a Consistent, Competent, and Stable Workforce (Susan D. Russell and Carol Brunson Day); Case Study--New Mexico's Professional Development Initiative (Jocelyn Friedlander and Kate Tarrant); Case Study--Sweden's Integrated Teaching Degree (Alejandra Cortazar). Part v, Integrating Pedagogy, Programs, and Policy, contains: (15) Integrating Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy: a Transitions Agenda (Kate Tarrant and Sharon Lynn Kagan). An index is included
Early childhood governance : choices and consequences( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in early childhood assessment policies and practices by Lorrie A Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standards for preschool children's learning and development : who has standards, how were they developed, and how are they used? by Catherine Scott-Little( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the content : the breadth and depth of early learning standards by Catherine Scott-Little( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Care and education of America's young children : obstacles and opportunities
Alternative Names
Kagan, Sharon

Kagan, Sharon L.

Kagan, Sharon L. 1943-

Lynn Kagan, Sharon 1943-

English (91)

Early schooling : the national debateThe Care and education of America's young children : obstacles and opportunitiesPutting families first : America's family support movement and the challenge of changeAmerica's family support programs : perspectives and prospectsIntegrating services for children and families : understanding the past to shape the futurePrinciples and recommendations for early childhood assessmentsUnited we stand : collaboration for child care and early education servicesReinventing early care and education : a vision for a quality system