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McClelland, Megan M.; Tominey, Shauna L.; Schmitt, Sara A.; Duncan, Robert – Future of Children, 2017
Young children who enter school without sufficient social and emotional learning (SEL) skills may have a hard time learning. Yet early childhood educators say they do not get enough training to effectively help children develop such skills. In this article, Megan McClelland, Shauna Tominey, Sara Schmitt, and Robert Duncan examine the theory and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Best Practices, Social Development
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Kaushal, Neeraj – Future of Children, 2014
Better-educated parents generally have children who are themselves better educated, healthier, wealthier, and better off in almost every way than the children of the less educated. But this simple correlation does not prove that the relationship is causal. Neeraj Kaushal sifts through the evidence from economics and public policy and reviews large…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Educational Benefits, Educational Attainment, Educational Mobility
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Carter, Lucy Salcido; Weithorn, Lois A.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 1999
Summarizes current knowledge about the prevalence and effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence. Describes responses to this problem by the services systems with which children exposed to violence have contact and explores what is known about how well these responses work. (Contains 97 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Family Violence, Incidence, Intervention
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Earls, Felton J. – Future of Children, 1994
Reviews the state of knowledge about the magnitude of youth violence, its causes and consequences; and explores the effectiveness of interventions available to criminal justice, school, and mental health authorities, as well as the potential of new treatment initiatives. The article concludes with recommendations for future policymaking and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Theories, Comparative Analysis, Crime
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Samet, Jonathan M.; And Others – Future of Children, 1994
Reviews and analyzes findings indicating that exposure to involuntary smoking is detrimental to the health of children, discusses measures taken to decrease their exposure, and explores additional interventions that might be considered. Lessons learned from reductions in active smoking in public places are emphasized, and suggestions are made…
Descriptors: Child Health, Federal Legislation, Intervention, Policy Formation