The Head Start Program
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This is a position paper explaining the origins of Head Start in the 1965 Johnson poverty eradication agenda and related legislation. The paper discusses how the Head Start's foci have changed and its funding has become institutionalized. The paper offers a reflection on whether Head Start is functional and notes how little ECE or other material discusses the social system producing such children and for whom school success is not really an equaliser.
From the Paper:"In 2005, the national Head Start program celebrated its 40th anniversary, the now nation-wide network of projects and services attributed to President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty of 1965 that build upon pre-existing legislation and programs that varied greatly from state to state. Low income children were to benefit from a federally supported State Preschool Program and networks of preschool facilities guaranteed by Children's Centers legislation owing to a day when equality of educational opportunity was seen to hold the answers for the American poor. (Coleman 1966)"
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The Head Start Program (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/the-head-start-program-133406/
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