ERIC Number: ED264934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Models for Training in Child Development and Social Policy. Papers Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 25-28, 1985).
Masters, John C., Ed.
This monograph describes seven training programs at the graduate level that integrate research on child development and the formulation and implementation of policies affecting children and families. The major purpose of the descriptions is to illustrate the range as well as the commonalities among the elements of training programs in child development and social policy. The descriptions are also intended simply to familiarize the reader with the nature of training in the area. Descriptions follow a general outline which includes a brief account of the program's origin and setting followed by discussions of the program's institutional characteristics, elements of the training program, research activities, and findings of self-evaluations. A concluding commentary focuses on additional concerns. Providing an overview of the monograph, the introductory essay generally considers models for training in child development and social policy. Four of the programs described are the Bush Centers in Child Development and Social Policy that have been initiated at Yale University and the Universities of Michigan, North Carolina, and California at Los Angeles. Also described are the program in Child Development and Public Policy at Mills College, Oakland, California, the graudate minor in Psychology and Social Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Congressional Science Fellowships in Child Development of the Society for Research in Child Development. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN.; Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Inst. for Public Policy Studies.