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Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990
A Sociohistorical Analysis
Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990
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Abbie Gordon Klein - Author
SUNY Series, Issues in Child Care
Price: $39.50 
Hardcover - 450 pages
Release Date: July 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0975-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0975-6

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The Debate Over Child Care: 1969-1990 offers a new perspective on the pervading problem of providing child care services in the United States. The author traces the contemporary debate over the sponsorship of child care services and compares this to the past debate over the sponsorship of kindergartens during the Progressive Era. Klein compares the function of child care across societal sectors, and points out that turf fighting and imbedded ideological differences have prohibited the development of a proactive social policy for providing needed child care services. She analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of five different sponsors: the public schools, the church, private enterprise, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Past and present federal legislation is discussed in relation to the divisive issue of sponsorship.

"I most like the author's courage and willingness to arrive at conclusions in a complicated and value-laden policy area. She doesn't just stop at the end and say 'there are many different approaches' but follows through and uses her functionalist analysis to arrive at conclusions based on the evidence. Her conclusions are well-supported and cogent, and she explains pros and cons well in a clear, unbiased manner." -- Barbara Beatty, Wellesley College

Abbie Gordon Klein is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at John Carroll University and earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of Acronyms

Part I. The Contemporary Debate

1. Introduction

2. Legislative Background

3. The Public-Nonprofit Sponsorship Position in the Contemporary Debate over Child Care Services

4. Church Sponsorship and the Religious Function

5. For-Profit Sponsorship and the Economic Function

6. Employer Sponsorship and the Economic Function

7. Public School Sponsorship and the Education Function

Part II. The Kindergarten Debate

8. The Context of the Past Debate

9. Private Sponsorship of Kindergartens

10. Free Kindergartens

11. Kindergartens Under the Sponsorship of Social Settlements, Churches, Corporations, and the Women's Temperance Union

12. Public School Sponsorship of the Kindergarten

Part III. Conclusion

13. Policy Implications

Appendixes

Bibliography

Index


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