Child Development

Watch and Learn

Children’s educational television has had a successful beginning and middle, but as it extends its lessons through the Internet and classroom activities, will it help kids live happily ever after? In the early 1970s, graduate student Barbara Flagg, who studied children’s attention patterns and beginning reading, made the realization that More

In Appreciation: Urie Bronfenbrenner

Urie Bronfenbrenner, a co-founder of the national Head Start program and widely regarded as one of the world’s leading scholars in developmental psychology, child-rearing and human ecology — the interdisciplinary domain he created — died September 25, 2005. He was 88. At his death, Bronfenbrenner was the Jacob Gould Schurman More