ERIC Number: ED352209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Linkages--the Challenge for the Southeast. Early Childhood Regional Symposium Proceedings (Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-22, 1991).
North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
This report outlines the proceedings of a symposium held to discuss ways of strengthening linkages and transitions between pre-kindergarten programs and early elementary school. The 63 symposium participants included Head Start representatives, elementary school teachers and principals, state and federal department of education employees, university faculty, and parents. Participants came from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The participants discussed the meaning of linkages and transition, shared materials about successful practices for educating children in the southeastern United States, examined the latest research on issues related to transition, and formulated goals for collaborating to improve transition programs in their individual states. The report provides: (1) the agenda of the two-day meeting; (2) summaries of the keynote address and concurrent sessions on assessment techniques, retention, family support, and collaboration; (3) profiles of five successful transition-related programs presented at the symposium; (4) summaries of small-group discussions concerning the sharing of successful practices; and (5) summaries of individual state reports prepared by participants. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all participants are included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Family Programs, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, School Business Relationship, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, Young Children
Nancy Livesay, Project Coordinator, SERVEing Young Children, 345 S. Magnolia, Suite D-23, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2950.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.