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The Hidden History of Head Start

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco


Currently enrolling approximately 900,000 poor children each year, Head Start has served 25 million children and their families since it was established 43 years ago. Presidents and policymakers have embraced and scorned it. At times, scientists have misguided it and the media has misunderstood it. Despite its longevity and renown, much of Head Start's story has never been disclosed to the general public. This book gives a detailed account of the remarkable program, surveying projects that were forerunners of Head Start, its birth during the Johnson administration, its fate during the presiden ... More

Keywords: Head Start, President Johnson, George W. Bush, childhood services, pre-school, US education system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393767
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Zigler, author
Yale University

Sally J. Styfco, author
Yale University