ERIC Number: ED352207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-3
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Action Plan for Partnerships between Head Start and Public Schools. Summary of Meeting (Washington, D.C., December 3, 1990).
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This report summarizes a meeting of local school officials and Head Start directors from across the country to discuss ways to improve children's experience of transition from Head Start to public school. In a keynote address, Sharon Kagan discussed the importance of transitions, the lessons history has taught educators about transitions, and actions educators should take concerning transitions. Four panelists in a panel discussion described the transition components in the early childhood programs they manage, and two educational professionals commented on the panelists' presentations. Meeting participants formed four working groups, each of which discussed: (1) operational, philosophical, and pedagogical barriers at the local level to effective transitions between Head Start programs and public schools; (2) state and local actions that might overcome these barriers, including collaboration between Head Start and public schools, transition initiatives to help families adjust to public schools, parent involvement programs, and improved school curricula; and (3) recommendations to the United States Departments of Education and of Health and Human Services for improving children's transition experiences, including recommendations relating to effective leadership, resources, research, and regulations. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.