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Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
With most 4 year olds in the United States now in center-based early care, the need for aligning instruction from preschool through the early grades (PK-3) has become more pressing. Yet so far there has been little guidance on how to create alignment. Research on PK-3 alignment seeks to provide general principles for creating instructional…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Alignment (Education)
Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
Gaps exist between research and practice, with some researchers expressing frustration that practitioners do not use or misuse research findings, and some practitioners saying research is not relevant to their work or not easily accessible or understood. In research-practice partnerships, which have proliferated recently, researchers and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
Parenting is one of the most emotionally powerful, demanding, and consequential tasks of adulthood. Previously, the task of parenting was shared with extended family and community members. Today, with less extensive networks of experience and support, parents are frequently not as well prepared. Research has identified the elements of competent…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Best Practices, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ratified by all 193 member states of the U.N. General Assembly in 2015, outline 17 goals considered central to sustainable development in all countries. Building on and broadening the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2005, the new goals offer a more holistic vision of child and youth…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Cooperation, Global Approach, Child Development
Tseng, Vivian; Easton, John Q.; Supplee, Lauren H. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
People have long bemoaned the silos of research and practice. Researchers express frustration that practitioners do not use or misuse research. Practitioners respond that research is not relevant to their work, or is not easily accessible or understood. Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) across the country are seeking to undo these patterns.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Stipek, Deborah; Franke, Megan; Clements, Doug; Farran, Dale; Coburn, Cynthia – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
"PK--3" has become a rallying cry among many developmental scientists and educators. A central component of this movement is alignment between preschool and the early elementary grades. Many districts have made policy changes designed to promote continuity in children's educational experiences as they progress from preschool through…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Alignment (Education)
Raikes, Abbie; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Britto, Pia Rebello; Iruka, Iheoma – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
In September 2016, the member states of the United Nations completed the process of adopting and defining indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; United Nations, 2015). Developed through a three-year, worldwide participatory process, these 17 goals and 169 targets represent a global consensus on the part of U.N. member nations…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Cooperation, Global Approach, Child Development
Teti, Douglas M.; Cole, Pamela M.; Cabrera, Natasha; Goodman, Sherryl H.; McLoyd, Vonnie C. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2017
In this paper, we call attention to the need to expand existing efforts and to develop policies, programs, and best practices in the United States designed to support parents at risk and promote parenting competence. Despite the existence of some services offered to parents of children at risk due to developmental delay or at economic risk, the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Best Practices, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
Barbarin, Oscar A.; Murry, Velma McBride; Tolan, Patrick; Graham, Sandra – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
Boys and men of color (BMOC) are at significant risks for poor outcomes across multiple domains including education, health, and financial well-being with little promise of improvement in the near future. Out of concern for this situation, President Obama instituted the My Brother's Keeper Initiative (MBKI) to enlist the combined resources of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Males, Youth Programs, Barriers
Gershoff, Elizabeth T.; Font, Sarah A. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
School corporal punishment is currently legal in 19 states, and over 160,000 children in these states are subject to corporal punishment in schools each year. Given that the use of school corporal punishment is heavily concentrated in Southern states, and that the federal government has not included corporal punishment in its recent initiatives…
Descriptors: Punishment, Public Schools, Incidence, State Policy
Bridgman, Anne – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
Most U.S. children (94%) have some form of health insurance coverage. While this is the highest rate in U.S. history, poor children still lag behind middle-income children. Serious infectious diseases (e.g., measles, diphtheria, meningitis) and severe malnutrition have declined or disappeared, and new treatments have improved life expectancy among…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Development, Child Health, Public Policy
Perrin, James M.; Boat, Thomas F.; Kelleher, Kelly J. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2016
Rates of health insurance for children have improved significantly over the past few decades, and more children have insurance than ever before in U.S. history. Health care does improve child health and well-being, but growing understanding of social and community influences has led health care practitioners to work toward more comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Development, Child Health, Public Policy
Hahn, Heather – Society for Research in Child Development, 2015
How do children fare in the federal budget? Investments in children's health, education, and overall well-being pay high dividends for taxpayers and the economy as a whole. Without adequately funded education, nutrition, housing, early education and care, and other basic supports, the foundation of children's well-being is at risk. This report 1)…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Federal Aid, Children, Budgeting
Garbarino, James; Governale, Amy; Henry, Patrick; Nesi, Danielle – Society for Research in Child Development, 2015
Hardly a week goes by in the United States (and to varying degrees, in the rest of the world) that the word "terrorism" does not appear in the collective consciousness, as represented, channeled, and shaped by the mass media in its many print, broadcast, and internet manifestations. While relatively few children worldwide (and even fewer…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Public Policy, Children, Youth
Jaffee, Sara R.; Christian, Cindy W. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2014
Each year within the US alone over 770,000 children are victimized by abuse and neglect (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2010), and this figure is likely to underestimate the extent of the problem. Researchers have long recognized that maltreatment has adverse effects on children's mental health and academic achievement. Studies of…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Victims, At Risk Persons
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