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Project Head Start: A Legacy of the War on Poverty,

Project Head Start: A Legacy of the War on Poverty, This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In recent years, it has seemed that we Americans are so given to self-flagellation that we cannot stand up and applaud anything. There were some victories scored in Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, but none greater than Project Head Start. As the book jacket states: When Project Head Start was organized in 1965, its goals mirrored the hopes of millions of impoverished Americans. Initially funded as a short-term effort, Head Start has become, after more than a decade of operation and a cost of approximately $2 billion, the most ambitious educational, social and health program for young children and their families in United States history. This book, edited by Edward Zigler and Jeanette Valentine, examines the experience through the eyes of 35 authors from many disciplines. Most of them had a hand in Head Start. As with most multiauthored volumes, there is much repetition. Tight editing is not in evidence. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Project Head Start: A Legacy of the War on Poverty,

Project Head Start: A Legacy of the War on Poverty,

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In recent years, it has seemed that we Americans are so given to self-flagellation that we cannot stand up and applaud anything. There were some victories scored in Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, but none greater than Project Head Start. As the book jacket states: When Project Head Start was organized in 1965, its goals mirrored the hopes of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130220081043
Publisher site
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In recent years, it has seemed that we Americans are so given to self-flagellation that we cannot stand up and applaud anything. There were some victories scored in Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, but none greater than Project Head Start. As the book jacket states: When Project Head Start was organized in 1965, its goals mirrored the hopes of millions of impoverished Americans. Initially funded as a short-term effort, Head Start has become, after more than a decade of operation and a cost of approximately $2 billion, the most ambitious educational, social and health program for young children and their families in United States history. This book, edited by Edward Zigler and Jeanette Valentine, examines the experience through the eyes of 35 authors from many disciplines. Most of them had a hand in Head Start. As with most multiauthored volumes, there is much repetition. Tight editing is not in evidence.

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1980

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