ERIC Number: EJ893940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
The ECLS-K Study and Database: A Resource for School Social Work Practitioners and Researchers
Williams, Sheara A.
School Social Work Journal, v33 n1 p35-46 Fall 2008
The purpose of this article is to introduce the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) database to school social work practitioners and researchers. This database not only serves as a viable source for evidence-based practice pertaining to the influences of families and schools on the academic achievement of children beginning at school entry but also provides longitudinal capacities to analyze long-term impacts throughout children's primary education. The article provides an overview of the ECLS-K study, a discussion about use of the database and training opportunities, a brief presentation of select database variables relevant to school social work, and a discussion of the benefits of the ECLS-K as a source for secondary data analysis. The article concludes with applications for school social work practitioners.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Databases, School Social Workers, Researchers, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Child Health, Child Welfare, Family Environment, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey