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An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool, kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family cohesiveness and educational values.

 Title   Date   Author   Host 

Sawf News

July 2, 2007

Experts researching on how gender affects learning have found that boys and girls are different by nature and they learn in different ways.

"Studies on spatial awareness show that by four days of age, girl babies hold eye contact with their care-giver for longer than boys, while boys are already responding to movement and activity. Studies on vocabulary show that for every 20,000 words a girl uses, a boy uses between 7,000 and 10,000," he added.

Alabama Press-Register

by Bruce Sims

June 26, 2007

BAY MINETTE -- Could Baldwin's next high school feature technical education as a part of the overall curriculum?

The consulting firm of Steed, Hammond and Paul has begun collecting data to answer that question, said Mike Dingledien, a partner with the consulting firm, although the final decision will be made by the Baldwin County Board of Education.


by Angela Zimm

June 26, 2007

The number of American children with chronic illnesses has quadrupled since the time when some of their parents were kids, portending more disability and higher health costs for a new generation of adults, a study estimates.

An almost fourfold increase in childhood obesity in the past three decades, twice the asthma rates since the 1980s, and a jump in the number of attention-deficit disorder cases are driving the growth of chronic illnesses, according to researchers at Harvard University in Boston. The report is published in a themed issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association focusing on children's health.

News With Views

by Nancy Levant

June 26, 2007

This topic deserves the deepest introspection by every person of every age and gender. At the core of our being, we are first and foremost male or female.

Now, what's interesting to consider about this exploding fascination with gender is that all grant-based projects come with governmental agendas attached - all grant-based projects. And in today's world, grant-based projects partner with other grant-based projects - all sharing information, and all reporting their project results and data to their grantors - the government.

ECS Education Policy Issue

by School Year 2005-2006

June 19, 2007

Public elementary and secondary schools had 49.1 million students in membership in school year 2005-06. This was an increase of 1 percent from the 48.8 million students in membership in school year 2004-05

In the 2005-06 school year, 34.3 million students (69.9 percent of all students) were enrolled in prekindergarten through grade 8 and ungraded classes; 14.8 million students (30.1 percent of all students) were enrolled in grades 9-12.

Preschool California

by Lynn A. Karoly, Elaine Reardon, Michelle Cho

March 27, 2007

RAND's report, County-Level Estimates of the Effects of a Universal Preschool Program in California, predicts local reductions in high school dropouts, grade retention, special education years and juvenile crime.

New research from economists at the RAND Corporation shows that a strategic, statewide investment in quality preschool opportunity for all would deliver major education and public safety benefits to local communities.

BBC News (UK)

by Tara Gadomski

March 23, 2007

Christian home education on the rise in the US, but do parents make the grade as teachers?

But after the publication of several controversial books that criticised institutional schooling, the modern homeschool movement in the US began, with thousands of suburban families joining in. Still, it was not until recently that the numbers of homeschoolers really exploded - nearly doubling in the last six years.

PBS: Frontline

by Stephen J. Ceci, Ph.D. and Eduardus de Bruyn, M.A.

February 8, 2007

As a result of society's reaction to dramatic increases in reports of abuse and neglect, children increasingly are being admitted as witnesses in juvenile and criminal proceedings.

The scientific research on the suggestibility of children's recollections is contradictory and confusing. Although the historical literature on children's suggestibility, with only two exceptions, led to jaundiced portrayal of children's suggestibility-proneness, the most recent studies are more equivocal in their conclusions about children's testimonial competence...

Guardian Unlimited (UK)

by Lucy Ward

November 14, 2006

Parents who invest in toy computers and other electronic games marketed as boosting learning for babies and pre-schoolers could save their money and help their children to learn themselves, according to new research.

A government-funded study examining the role of technology in the lives of three- and four-year-old children and their families found that the hi=tech devices - one of the fastest growing sectors of the toy market, aimed at infants as young as nine months - are no more effective than traditional ways of introducing basic literacy and number skills.


November 7, 2006

New national data show school bus-related accidents send 17,000 U.S. children to emergency rooms each year, more than double the number in previous estimates that only included crashes.

Nearly one-fourth of the accidents occur when children are boarding or leaving school buses, while crashes account for 42 percent, the new research shows. The study appears in November's Pediatrics, being released Monday.

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