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The Resource Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start, Kay Mills

Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start, Kay Mills

Label
Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start
Title
Something better for my children
Title remainder
the history and people of Head Start
Statement of responsibility
Kay Mills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Something Better for My Children, award-winning journalist Kay Mills takes you inside Head Start, from its inception in 1965 to the obstacles and challenges it faces today. And she does something that hasn't been done before: She reveals the human side of this controversial program that has endured for over thirty years, surviving hard times, racism, and even violence. Mills spent two years visiting Head Start programs across the nation, from a migrant labor camp in rural California to an Indian reservation in Montana, from the racially divided deep South to a center in Minneapolis where parents are also teachers. Her in-depth encounters provide an illuminating look at what Head Start has accomplished, and what it has yet to achieve. You will hear the stories of those whose lives Head Start has affected most - the children themselves, whose destinies are so powerfully shaped by this crucial program. In Mills's inspiring firsthand accounts, these intensely personal chronicles become the success stories of men and women whose lives have been dramatically changed by their involvement with Head Start
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mills, Kay
Dewey number
372.21/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LC4091
LC item number
.M517 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Head Start Program (U.S.)
  • Head Start programs
  • Children with social disabilities
Label
Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start, Kay Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making the Promise -- The First Day of School at Watts Towers Center -- Stonewall, Texas: How It All Began -- Mississippi: The Fight for Control -- Meeting the People -- Fort Belknap, Montana: A Powwow to Preserve a Culture -- Auburn, Alabama: Reaching Beyond the Classroom -- Westley, California: Seasons on the Soil -- Montgomery County, Maryland: Head Start in a Suburban School System -- Where Are They Now? -- Tackling the Problems -- Minneapolis: Who Shall Teach? -- Getting Men Involved, Getting Communities Involved -- Getting It Together -- Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy -- Keeping It Together -- Considering the Prospects -- Ways to Serve More Children, Longer -- Meeting Conditions: Head Start Adapts -- Summing Up and Looking Ahead -- The Last Day of School at Watts Towers Center
Control code
37546823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525943280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97037776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start, Kay Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making the Promise -- The First Day of School at Watts Towers Center -- Stonewall, Texas: How It All Began -- Mississippi: The Fight for Control -- Meeting the People -- Fort Belknap, Montana: A Powwow to Preserve a Culture -- Auburn, Alabama: Reaching Beyond the Classroom -- Westley, California: Seasons on the Soil -- Montgomery County, Maryland: Head Start in a Suburban School System -- Where Are They Now? -- Tackling the Problems -- Minneapolis: Who Shall Teach? -- Getting Men Involved, Getting Communities Involved -- Getting It Together -- Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy -- Keeping It Together -- Considering the Prospects -- Ways to Serve More Children, Longer -- Meeting Conditions: Head Start Adapts -- Summing Up and Looking Ahead -- The Last Day of School at Watts Towers Center
Control code
37546823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525943280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97037776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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