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  • 1.  Early Childhood Research

    Posted 07-07-2017 08:41 AM
    Hello! I am interested in studying research involving young children. Specifically in brain development and achievement gaps among social classes. Where do I begin? How do obtain access to peer reviewed articles?

    Kimyatta Harris
    Hightown Academy
    Tuscaloosa AL

  • 2.  RE: Early Childhood Research

    Posted 07-10-2017 08:58 AM
    The Zero to Three website has articles on brain development and so does the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard. There are other online sources. When you find an article that provides useful information, look at the references at the end and they will likely lead you to more information. A library is the best place to access peer-reviewed articles. Start with your public library and see what resources they have or can access through interlibrary loan or through online resources. The reference librarian can probably help you get started. I see that you are in Tuscaloosa so you may be able to use the University of Alabama library. Call to see if you can arrange a visitor pass. 
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    Judith Mullican
    West Jefferson NC

  • 3.  RE: Early Childhood Research

    Posted 07-13-2017 09:40 AM
    A good place to start on research about the achievement gap might be Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Harvard Professor Robert D. Putnam.  The resources he cites can lead you to further current research.

    John Surr
    Charlottesville, VA