ERIC Number: ED154912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Toward Interagency Coordination: FY '77 Federal Research and Development on Early Childhood. Seventh Annual Report.
Hertz, Thomas W.; And Others
The major purpose of this report is to analyze early childhood research supported by the member agencies of the Interagency Panel on Early Childhood Research and Development during the most recent fiscal year, in order to chart the directions in which federal research programs are moving, both within individual agencies and within the federal government as a whole. Chapter I reviews the history, operational structure and fiscal year 1977 activities of the Panel. Chapter II describes the Panel's new organizational theme, "child development and the family," and identifies four perspectives (developmental, ecological, preventive, and strength-oriented) for future attention. Chapter III examines the combined research of all the agencies, presenting information on the number of projects and amount of funding in selected categories of research; these categories pertain to major areas of research (e.g., cognitive growth and development, the family, educational services), major kinds of research (e.g., basic, applied, evaluation), and research target groups (e.g., by age, socioeconomic status and race). Changes from fiscal year 1976 to fiscal year 1977 in levels of activity in these categories are briefly examined. In Chapter IV similar kinds of analyses are presented separately for each agency. Appendices include a chart of agency plans for research on children in 1978, a membership list, and a bibliography of documents prepared for the Interagency Panels on Early Childhood and Adolescence Research and Development. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Community Services, Coordination, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Social Services, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Interagency Panel on Early Childhood Research and Development, Washington, DC.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
Note: For other Annual Reports, Overviews, and Executive Summaries, see ED 069 372-373, ED 080 202-203, ED 093 464, ED 107 352, ED 121 467, and ED 138 343