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Title: Quality care and education through neurobiological research
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Recent neurobiological findings have been used by many to argue for the importance of the early years, and the need for state governments to provide a range of early childhood and family services. Appropriate investment in quality programs in the early years is known to improve school achievement, participation in tertiary education, lifetime income, physical and mental health (including longevity), social skills and general wellbeing. As James Heckman's (2006) now famous graph demonstrates, investment in the early years produces a much greater return per dollar than investment in schooling or post-school programs. In fact, societies investing more in early childhood are found to have higher literacy and numeracy levels, a healthier population, and less disparity in outcomes between those on low and high incomes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Every Child, 14(2), p. 4-5
Publisher: Early Childhood Australia Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1322-0659
Field of Research (FOR): 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
150313 Quality Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
930103 Learner Development
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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