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Annotated Bibliography Rough Draft

Early Education and Child Development

Berlatsky, N. (2010) Homeschooling. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press. CALL#: H33.O6 H66
This book provides readers with a different point of view on education:
homeschooling. It presents the debate over homeschool versus the regular schooling
system for children, along with its outcomes. It also explains the point of view of
those who prefer homeschool and the reason behind it. This article provides us with
the less common idea of one of the paths which education can take, and the probable
outcomes of such. It is important to examine the variety of education systems to
determine if this contributes to the negative or positive factors which affect education.
This is a useful reference to answer question of inquiry What are the factors that
affect education?
Committee on Education and Labor. (2008) Investing in Early Education: Paths to
Improving Childrens Success. Retrieved from GPO Access web site:
CALL#: Y 4.ED 8/1: 110-75
This hearing is directed to encourage participants in why investing in early education
is one of the smartest investments there is, not only for the benefit of the children, but
for building a stronger and more competitive future for our country. It also remarks
on the fact that investing in early education doesnt necessarily just refer to the
scholar aspect, but rather on the gap in between which the infant is born throughout

the time in which he first goes into a teaching institution, meaning, the quality of
years prior to an infants first day of school is as important as the quality of his
education in school. This article provides us with a perspective to where does
education come from and with one of the factors which affect education. This source
serves as a great evidence to answer the question of inquiry: What are the impacts
and results of education? and On who?
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. (2004) Mental Health in Children and
Youth: Issues Throughout the Developmental Process. Retrieved from GPO Access web site: Call#: Y
4.L 11/4:S.HRG.108-682
This committee is directed to discuss mental health among children and the youth.
Their main focus is to bring attention to the cases of mental health deficits in the early
stages of life, and how a lack of proper care and treatment can lead to disruptions in
the developmental process of individuals. Examples of issues are presented
throughout the article as well as their effects on children. This article is useful to
demonstrate the importance of treating issues as small as they may seem, as soon as
possible, in order for children and young individuals can obtain a fully effective
learning experience in their early years and build a solid base as their studies
progress. Again, the question of inquiry What are the impacts and results of
education? is answered through evidence on the impact that it has on mental health.

Gordon, A.M & Browne, K.W. (2014) Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early
Childhood Education. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cenage Learning. CALL#: LB1139.23
.G663 2014
This book focuses on the themes which compose the foundations of early education.
It tells us about the history in early childhood education and the types of existing
programs. It makes a special emphasis on the parent-teacher relationship in building
environments in which children will effectively develop. It also relates the importance
and commitment from the teachers and how they play an important role in the
developmental process of the child. This source is an effective source to answer the
question of inquiry: What is education?
Guerneseys, L. & Meadis, S. (2010). Transforming Education in the Primary Years. Issues in
Science and Technology. 27(1), 63-72
This article discusses the education system within the United States, and how the
education received by children differentiates by explaining how not all education
programs accurately target childrens needs. Guerneseys and Meadis emphasize on
the need to effectively invest in high quality education programs especially within the
third year of age throughout the third grade, for children to reach their maximum
potential capacity, and have higher probabilities of succeeding in life. They also
discuss whether or not investing in higher quality education systems in early years
lead to financial benefits in the long-run or not. This article is helpful to gather facts
on to answer the question of inquiry: How can education improve?

Haider, S.K.I.F. & Ali, S. (2013) The Significance of Early Childhood Education in
Endorsing Healthy Child Development. Putaj Humanities & Social Sciences. 137-145
This article is based on a conducted study, in which results were obtained by
examining childrens mental and physical health, in order to obtain facts and benefits
on early childhood education and the factors which have an impact on development.
This led the authors to discover how children require motivational environments for
effective learning. Other crucial factors discovered were the settings in which
children were surrounded by such as home and social settings. It was concluded how
early childhood education provides the basic stage for a childs development. This
source is linked to the question of inquiry on impacts and results of education.
Jowell, T. & The Public Health Minister. (1998, March 25. Social Exclusion: Head and Heart
of the Matter. The Guardian (London). Retrieved from:
In this article, Jowell explains how children in America are subject to multiple
disadvantages, a major one being poverty, and how these create vicious cycles which
end up affecting childrens and youths development throughout the years. Her main
concern is social exclusion, and she talks about the risk factors which lead to such.
Her views ultimately lead up to proposed strategies in order to achieve equality of
opportunity to children across America so children get a rightful start in life. This
source provides multiple answers for the majority of the questions of inquiry by
providing a broad study on the effects of education, the individuals who education has
an impact on, the factors that affect education, and proposed solutions to improve it.

Legerstee, M., Haley, D.W., & Bornstein, M.H. (2013) The Infant Mind: Origins of the
Social Brain. New York, NY: Guildford Press. CALL#: BF723.S6 I54 2013
This book provides a basic understanding of the role that early social experiences
partake in the infants social development. It explains how in the early stages of
learning, humans develop the basic social skills to interact with each other, therefore
making an emphasize in that the quality of education which infants receive will
somehow shape their behaviors and their way of reasoning, learning, and interacting
later on in life. This source mostly relates to the question of inquiry focused on the
factors that affect education by discussing social interactions during childhood.
Zigler, E., Gilliam, W.S., & Barnett, W.S. (2011) Pre-K Debates: Current Controversies and
Issues. Baltimore, MD: Paul H Brookes Pub. Co. CALL#: LB1140.4 .P73 2011
Ziglers and Barnetts book focuses on the strategies being used across the country in
pre-schooling programs. They discuss the difference between generalized and
targeted education, the qualifications which teachers should obtain in order to engage
in the process and the linkages between childrens interactions before starting school
and their readiness once they start. This book also makes a point in the dangers of
overselling preschool education, denoting contrasting points of view. This is an
excellent source to answer the question of inquiry related to improving education due
to that it discusses several strategies to improve education in the earliest levels and
the observed results (to their knowledge) that each method has had so far.

(2015, May 15) Early Learning: Murray Introduces Strong Start for Americas Children Act.
US Official News. Retrieved from:
This article explains U.S Senator Murrays, a former preschool teacher, introduction
to the Americas Childrens Act. He explains how based on experience, hes seen how
early education inspires children and why investing in childrens education is one of
the best investments resulting in later success in life. He goes on stating how children
who attend high quality preschool education result in better scholar and social
development. Finally, he announces those organizations that have expressed support
for this movement, providing a sense of rightfulness in his views. The article has its
main focus on the individuals which education has an impact on.