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Kagan, Sharon Lynn

Overview
Works: 88 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 9,449 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB1139.25, 372.21
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sharon Lynn Kagan
 
Most widely held works by Sharon Lynn Kagan
The Care and education of America's young children : obstacles and opportunities( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early schooling : the national debate( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 885 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 622 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 )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children, families, and government : perspectives on American social policy( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children, families, and government : preparing for the twenty-first century by Edward Zigler( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 486 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
Integrating services for children and families : understanding the past to shape the future by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 467 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 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the National Education Goals states that by the year 2000 all children in America will start school ready to learn. Pressed by demands for greater accountability and enhanced educational performance, states are developing standards and creating new criteria and approaches for assessing achievement. Calls to assess young children are also increasing. This booklet indicates how best to craft such assessments in light of young children's unique development, recent abuses of testing, and the legitimate demands for clear and useful information. Following a look at recent assessment issues and the current assessment climate, the booklet lists general principles that should guide both policies and practices for the assessment of young children; these principles address benefits, reliability and validity, appropriateness to age level and language, and parental role in assessment. The booklet then details important purposes of assessment for young children: (1) promoting children's learning and development; (2) identifying children for health and special services; (3) monitoring trends and evaluating programs and services; and (4) assessing academic achievement to hold individual students, teachers, and schools accountable. For each purpose, the definition, audience, technical requirements and age continuum are listed. Recommendations for policymakers are also presented for each purpose, and a chart outlining appropriate uses and technical accuracy of assessments change across the early childhood age continuum is included. The booklet then considers combinations of these purposes that have most often occurred in practice. Contains 33 references. (Hth)
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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering children's early development and learning : toward common views and vocabulary by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 346 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 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing early care and education : a vision for a quality system by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 329 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
Early childhood systems : transforming early learning by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 290 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
Leadership in early care and education by Sharon Lynn Kagan( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite recent attention to leadership in early care and education, the field does not have a commonly accepted definition of leadership, nor has it engaged in a systematic and collaborative discussion of the properties of leadership. This volume is intended to address these and other shortcomings. In addition to defining leadership and presenting a broadened framework for considering leadership, the articles in the volume examine the constraints, possibilities, and the actual challenges of creating a durable leadership capacity. It also looks at specific issues facing many institutions and organizations as they consider alternative approaches to leadership development. The Leadership Working Group's set of action recommendations is presented to help advance a leadership agenda for early care and education. The articles are: (1) "Leadership in Early Care and Education: Issues and Challenges" (Sharon L. Kagan and Barbara T. Bowman); (2) "Historical Views of Leadership" (Gwen Morgan); (3) "Pedagogical Leadership" (Lilian G. Katz); (4) "Administrative Leadership" (Mary L. Culkin); (5) "Advocacy Leadership" (Helen K. Blank); (6) "Community Leadership" (Dwayne A. Crompton); (7) "Conceptual Leadership" (Sharon L. Kagan and Michelle J. Neuman); (8) "Race, Class, and Education" (Evelyn K. Moore); (9) "Who's Missing at the Table? Leadership Opportunities and Barriers for Teachers and Providers" (Marcy Whitebook); (10) "Reflections on Early Childhood Leadership Development: Finding Your Own Path" (Anne Mitchell); (11) "Personal Dimensions of Leadership" (Linda M. Espinosa); (12) "New Directions in Higher Education" (Barbara T. Bowman); (13) "New Directions for Professional Organizations" (Sue Bredekamp); (14) "New Directions for Non-College/University Training" (Marilyn Henry and Carol Brunson Phillips); (15) "New Directions for Resource-and-Referral Agencies" (Patricia Siegel); (16) "New Directions for Mediating Organizations" (Ellen Galinsky); "(17) "New Directions for Parent Leadership in a Family-Support Context" (Judy Langford and Bernice Weissbourd); and (18) "Moving the Leadership Agenda" (Barbara T. Bowman and Sharon L. Kagan). The first 11 articles are followed by commentary. All but the last article contain references. (Hth)
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 271 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
Early childhood governance : choices and consequences( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study documented current early childhood assessment policies and practices, focusing on changes since the 1988 nationwide survey and on changes occurring in response to Goal 1 of the National Education Goals, performance assessments, and integrated services for young children. Data were collected through telephone surveys and in-depth interviews with the state-level early childhood or elementary coordinator or testing director, as well as Part h and idea coordinators, Title I coordinators, Head Start directors, and the Goals 1 contact person. Documentary evidence of policies or legislative mandates was also obtained. The findings, in descending order of prevalence, follow: (1) most states have made an effort to move away from readiness testing and kindergarten retention, and there is a perceived reduction though not elimination of these practices; (2) almost all state-mandated standardized testing for school accountability has been eliminated for children below grade 3; (3) some states and local districts are moving to new assessment forms in the early grades that are more supportive of instruction; (4) misuse of screening instruments for instructional purposes has decreased since 1988; (5) professional training is needed to understand and use new assessment forms; (6) preschool testing is largely driven by mandates for categorical programs; (7) a few states are collecting data to report on progress toward Goal 1; (8) parent involvement was an issue both for identifying children with special needs and because of parent demands for standardized testing; and (9) lack of collaboration and coordination among agencies serving young children continues to be a problem. (Contains 16 references.) (Kb)
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-

Languages
English (91)

Covers
Early schooling : the national debatePutting families first : America's family support movement and the challenge of changeAmerica's family support programs : perspectives and prospectsChildren, families, and government : preparing for the twenty-first centuryIntegrating 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