CURRENT AND FUTURE TEACHERS will find great value in this publication as they work to base their early childhood education practice on scientifically based research, a requirement of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It introduces the reader to early childhood research resources, explores general guidelines for evaluating and interpreting research reports, and challenges readers to apply the findings to educational practice. The reader also will benefit from summarized research findings related to such critical topics as grade retention, half-day versus full day kindergarten, academic redshirting, class size, discipline, and readiness. Perhaps most importantly, the readers will learm how to access and evaluate future research reports since the knowledge base is constantly changing and growing. The controversial format with questions interspersed throughout helps make the material easy-to-follow and interesting to read.Crosser, Sandra is the author of 'What Do We Know About Early Childhood Education? Research Based Practice', published 2004 under ISBN 9781401850616 and ISBN 1401850618.