, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 1–11 | Cite as

Poverty and early education in Canada

  • Thomas J. Ryan
Early Learning General Issues in Early Learning


Current concern regarding the need for early childhood intervention programs is rationalized through a review of the characteristics of disadvantaged children and a discussion of findings regarding early experiences, both with infrahumans and with children. The representative selection of Canadian intervention programs described provides the background for a critical appraisal of the issues involved in intervention research as well as specific proposals for future intervention procedures in Canada.


Early Childhood Intervention Program Critical Appraisal Early Experience Future Intervention 
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L'intérêt courant dans la nécessité des programmes d'intervention préscolaires est expliqué par une revue des caractéristiques des enfants désavantagés et par une discussion des informations concernant les expériences de bas âge chez les animaux et chez les enfants. Les programmes représentatifs de l'intervention préscolaire canadienne décrits dans cet article offrent les données de base pour une évaluation critique des questions que posent les recherches de l'intervention et des projects spécifiques pour des recherches futures dans les procédés d'intervention au Canada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Ryan
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  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawa-CarletonCanada

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