Before Head Start: The Iowa Station and America's Children

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Jul 1, 2002 - Social Science - 348 pages
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Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the child welfare movement that had originated as a moral reform effort in the Progressive era evolved into the science of child development. In Before Head Start, Hamilton Cravens chronicles this transformation, bo
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Problem of Definition
6
The Big Money
39
Inventing a Science
72
Great Expectations
106
The Science of Democracy
151
Individualism Reconsidered
185
The Perils of Professionalism
217
Toward Head Start
251
Note on Primary Sources
263
Notes
267
Index
317
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Hamilton Cravens, professor of history at Iowa State University, is author of The Triumph of Evolution: The Heredity-Environment Controversy, 1900-1941.

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