In a webinar hosted by NCEE president and CEO, Marc Tucker, world-renowned early childhood researcher Sharon Lynn Kagan, of Columbia University's Teachers College gives an in-depth look at "The Early Advantage 1: Early Childhood Systems That Lead By Example", the first of two books, published by Teachers College Press, that together will form the centerpiece of the multi-year Early Advantage international comparative study which Kagan led.
Kagan and her team of international experts examined the innovative approaches to early childhood policy, practice, and service delivery in six leading systems: Australia, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Singapore. The book takes readers on a deep dive into the innovative strategies and approaches to ECEC and offers an insider’s look into common challenges, themes and lessons from these diverse systems.
The second book, The Early Advantage 2, also slated to be published by Teachers College Press, will be released next Spring. In that second volume, Kagan and her team will detail the “building blocks” that serve as the cornerstones of high-quality ECEC.
Detailed country case studies and briefs on the systems studied will be available on NCEE’s Early Advantage website, NCEE.org/EarlyAdvantage.