ERIC Number: ED427894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Our Future: A National Research Initiative for America's Children for the 21st Century.
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. National Science and Technology Council.
In 1996, under the coordination of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Children's Initiative subcommittee, 23 federal agencies involved in child and adolescent research programs came together to examine the federal investment in research focused on the biological, cognitive, and social development of America's children. This report provides starting points for the Federal Government over the next few years as it evaluates the research investments to be made on key issues affecting the health, education, and well-being of children and youth. The report urges strengthening the use of research findings to inform policy and program development and for establishing productive partnerships among public and private sectors. Following an executive summary and an overview, the report is organized into four sections. Section 1, "Snapshot of the Federal Research Portfolio," briefly describes the current federal investment in research on children and adolescents. Section II, "Gaps in the Knowledge Base: Examples of Research Opportunities," provides examples of research needs in understanding children's development, and a basis for establishing research priorities. Section III, "A Key Element of the Research Enterprise: Links to Policymakers and Service Providers," discusses the need for establishing stronger links among researchers, policymakers, and service providers to develop policies and programs that meet the needs of children and adolescents. The concluding section, "Next Steps: Options for Phase Two of the Children's Initiative," provides recommendations for building on the work of this first phase. Four appendices include a list of the Children's Initiative committee and staff; the methodology for assessing the federal investment in research; a 42-item bibliography; and examples of successful research-policy or research-linkages submitted by federal agencies. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Children, Government Role, Public Policy, Research, Research Needs, Social Indicators
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. National Science and Technology Council.