University of Florida Levin College of Law
Egalitarian, place-based thinking belongs at the table when considering approaches to improving early childhood. Places connect people’s lives. They also generate patterns that organize, and can re-organize, our social order and behavior. Places can spark and support the development of self-governance and cultivate a political voice grounded in the needs of the same community that place generates. Whether considered as community schools, community centers, or more ambitiously, community housing developments designed to include services that meet the needs of residents, the spatial dimensions of early childhood policy require explicit consideration.
Katharine B. Silbaugh,
Environmental Determinism: Functional Egalitarian Spaces Promote Functional Egalitarian Practices
Florida Law Review Forum
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