In an education landscape dominated by standards and testing, it is important to remember that strong academic skills alone are not enough to lead a child to a productive, fulfilling adulthood. What other qualities matter and how can adults nurture them? This session will present a new framework by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research. This framework integrates decades of theory and research, and describes what children need to grow and learn, how adults can foster their development, and the obstacles that children in poverty and children of color may face in achieving their potential. Implications for library services and library-based youth programs will be discussed.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Literacy, Outreach Services, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Library Type: High School, Library School, Middle School, Public, Rural, School/Media Center, State Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.