policies for at-risk children helping?
Curry School Speakers Series Examines What’s Working, What’s
January 30, 2003--
Numerous challenges face schools, teachers, families and
communities in finding the best ways to help children who fall into
the broad category, called “at risk.”
lecture series, sponsored by the Curry School, is bringing education
scholars to U.Va. to talk about the latest interdisciplinary research
and policies concerning risk factors and helpful methods of prevention.
the Curry School’s recent planning process, risk and prevention
surfaced as a defining area that makes the school stand out from
other teacher training colleges. Enhancing these areas of expertise
and the connections among scholars and society will broaden understanding
of the educational context, said professor Robert Pianta, chair
of the Risk and Prevention work group.
are many factors that lead to children underachieving, from poverty
to learning disabilities. We want to view education with a broader
lens to link the connections in this area,” Pianta said.
Chase-Lansdale of Northwestern University gives the first talk Jan.
31 on “Mother Transitions from Welfare to Work and the Well-Being
of Preschoolers and Adolescents: Findings from the Three-City Study.”
21: Kyle Snow, National Institute of Child Health &
Human Development, “Methods in Early Childhood Education:
Illustrations and Illusions.”
14: Deborah Vandell, University of Wisconsin, “After-School
Programs for At-Risk Youth: When and Why They Support Positive Youth
21: Roger Bakeman, Georgia State University, “Observational
Methods and Sequential Analysis: Useful for Risk and Prevention
lectures will be held at 10 a.m. in Ruffner Hall Auditorium 4C.
details, call Robert Pianta at (434) 243-5483.
Anne Bromley, (434) 924-6861