ERIC Number: ED345860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions in Child and Family Research: Shaping Head Start in the 90's. Conference Proceedings (1st, Arlington, Virginia, June 24-26, 1991).
National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.; Society for Research in Child Development.
This document reports the proceedings of a conference on early childhood and family research sponsored by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). Presentations at the conference consisted of reports of research, literature reviews, descriptions of projects funded by ACYF, and commentaries on research and practice in Head Start. The conference consisted of several special sessions, 25 panel discussions, 16 roundtables, and 11 symposia. The panels addressed topics that included: (1) children's health; (2) the theories of Vygotsky and Feuerstein; (3) developmental screening; (4) homelessness; (5) school readiness; (6) foster care; (7) mainstreaming; (8) Head Start evaluations; (9) poverty; (10) parent involvement; (11) adolescent parenting; (12) child care; (13) peer conflict; (14) child abuse; (15) emergent literacy; (16) minority families; and (17) at-risk children. Topics considered by the roundtables included school transition, policy formation, national evaluations, staff training, children with special needs, minority children, and programs that simultaneously address the problems of two generations. The symposia considered topics that included mathematical cognition; infants with low birth weight; HIV-infected mothers; and maternal characteristics. A directory of presenters is appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.; Society for Research in Child Development.
Identifiers: Project Head Start