ERIC Number: ED407180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Making a Difference for Children, Families and Communities: Partnerships among Researchers, Practitioners and Policymakers. Summary of Conference Proceedings of Head Start's National Research Conference (3rd, Washington, D.C., June 20-23, 1996).
Parker, Faith Lamb, Ed.; And Others
The first section of this book of proceedings contains the text of the conference's opening keynote speech by Edward Zigler and six other special sessions. The second section presents the texts of 61 symposia, divided into nine topical areas. Topics are "Head Start Partnerships, Research, Practice, and Policy,""ACYF Research, Demonstration, and Evaluation Branch Symposia,""Community Violence and Substance Abuse," Early Education, Child Care, and School Readiness,""Family Support and Parenting,""Health, Mental Health, and Resiliency,""Methods for Assessing Low-Income Minority Families,""Program Evaluation," and miscellaneous topics. The third section presents short descriptions of approximately 200 poster sessions divided into 21 topical areas: (1) adolescent mothers; (2) research from other countries; (3) child care; (4) child mental health; (5) children with special needs; (6) cultural and linguistic diversity; (7) curriculum and classroom practice; (8) family and community; (9) family support; (10) health and nutrition; (11) infants and toddlers; (12) literacy and home learning; (13) mental health; (14) new methods; (15) normative child development; (16) parenting; (17) professional development; (18) social and academic competence; (19) homelessness; (20) poverty; and (21) transition. Appendices include a list of cooperating organizations and program committee members, list of peer reviewers, index, and directory of participants. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Rearing, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Low Income Groups, Mental Health, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Research and Development, School Readiness, Substance Abuse, Theory Practice Relationship, Violence
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. School of Public Health.; Society for Research in Child Development.