Science Magazine has put out a special issue highlighting early care and education research. Article topics include:
- A review of how preschools can teach cognitive skills, the ability to pay attention, follow directions, and function productively in groups, Diamond and Lee (p. 959)
- How a teacher’s ability to support language and conceptual knowledge can foster early language skills, providing a foundation for later literacy, Dickinson (p. 964)
- Effective ways to establish early grounding in math, Clements and Sarama (p. 968).
- A review of longitudinal studies, including a review of FPG’s Abecedarian project, and meta-analyses that demonstrate how educational interventions can produce persistent effects on cognitive, social, and schooling outcomes, Barnett (p. 975)