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ERIC Number: EJ828000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
I Have I Am I Can
Grotberg, Edith Henderson
NHSA Dialog, v10 n1 p3-5 Apr 2007
Few researchers think in terms of their role in translating their findings into action in the field or in programs. The author recalls, when she was Director of Research and Evaluation for the Administration for Children Youth and Families, HHS, how much of the research was not being applied to what goes on or what was needed at the Head Start Centers. This bothered her enough to require the next round of research proposals to include statements on how the findings would be disseminated and used. Fortunately, not all research needs only more research. The program to stop school bullying, Stop It!, is research-based and has been tested in many school settings. Research is needed to provide evidence of what is working and what is not working in the Head Start programs. And care needs to be taken in determining what is critical to the best development of children not only as a head start on the road to school success, but as individuals living and learning and developing into happy and healthy human beings. Some research lends itself to immediate translation into action, and that was the intent of the International Resilience Research Project (IRRP). In this article, the author discusses the IRRP, which intended to find out how children and their parents were demonstrating resilience: what external supports did they have; what inner strengths did they possess; what interpersonal and problem solving skills did they have to deal with the inevitable problems and adversities of life? Another purpose was to determine how parents, teachers, and others promoted resilience in children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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