ERIC Number: EJ1006744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Promoted to Aid Learning Amid Adversity
Sparks, Sarah D.
Education Week, v32 n19 p1, 16-18 Jan 2013
Poverty, neglect, or family stress can make it especially difficult for young children to develop the self-discipline and habits of mind they will need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Armed with research and a commitment to the whole child, Washington state has transformed the way its agencies work together and in partnership with researchers to address the effects of early adversity on learning and to help disadvantaged children build resiliency and other so-called executive-function skills they need to learn and grow. In the process, officials hope to create a national model for rapidly translating new research in fields like cognitive and neuroscience into usable practice.
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Stress Variables, Family Problems, Poverty, Child Neglect, Learning Processes, Context Effect, Agency Cooperation, Resilience (Psychology), Self Control, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Cognitive Science, Executive Function, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Models, Government School Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, At Risk Persons
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington