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EDUC 8854 Dynamics of Early Childhood Policies and Systems : Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 8854 Required Course Readings


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Auer, M. R. (2011). The policy sciences of social media. Policy Studies Journal, 39(4), 709–736.

Beneke, S., Ruther, G., & Fowler, S. (2009). An early childhood program matrix: Pulling the pieces together for Illinois. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 11(1).

Bywater, T., Hutchings, J., Linck, P., Whitaker, C., Daley, D., Yeo, S. T., & Edwards, R. T. (2011). Incredible Years parent training support for foster carriers in Wales: A multi-centre feasibility study. Child: Care, Health & Development, 37(2), 233–243.

June, P., Hong, C., & Sung-Min, P. (2011). Social media's impact on policy making. SERI Quarterly, 4(4), 125–129.

Karolak, E. (2011). Changes in the policy and advocacy landscape. Exchange, (200), 32–34.

Lampe, C., LaRose, R., Steinfield, C., & DeMaagd, K. (2011). Inherent barriers to the use of social media for public policy informatics. Innovation Journal, 16(1), 1–17.

Lee, C. C., & Rodgers, R. A. (2009). Counselor advocacy: Affecting systemic change in the public arena. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(3), 284–287.

Mannetti, L., Giacomantonio, M., Higgins, E., Pierro, A., & Kruglanski, A. (2010). Tailoring visual images to fit: Value creation in persuasive messages. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(2), 206–215.

Moodie-Dyer, A. (2011). A policy analysis of child care subsidies: Increasing quality, access, and affordability. Children & Schools, 33(1), 37–45.

Pillow-Price, K. L. (2009). Influencing legislation—Advocacy basics. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 37(3), 18–23.

Purcal, C., Muir, K., Patulny, R., Thomson, C., & Flaxman, S. (2011). Does partnership funding improve coordination and collaboration among early childhood services? Experiences from the communities for children programme. Child & Family Social Work, 16(4), 474–484.

Reynolds, A., Temple, J. A., White, B. A. B., Ou, S., & Robertson, D. (2011). Age 26 cost-benefit analysis of the child-parent center early education program. Child Development, 82(1), 379–404.

Royea, A., & Appl, D. (2009, October). Every voice matters: The importance of advocacy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 89–91.

Ruhm, C. J. (2011). Policies to assist parents with young children. Future of Children, 21(2), 37–68.

Smith, J., & Just, S. (2009). Playful persuasion. NORDICOM Review, 30(2), 53–68.

Swick, K. (2009). Promoting school and life success through early childhood family literacy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(5), 403–406.

Other Readings

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