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April 2006

The Future of Children
A Princeton and Brookings publication.
Grade Level: Parents, Professional


http://www.futureofchildren.org

CONTENT:
The Future of Children is a publication of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. It provides policymakers, service providers, and the media with research-based information and materials that promote effective policies and programs for children.
SITE DESIGN:
Content at the site is grouped into three major categories: Publications, FAQs and Recent Research. Links to these areas can be located in the left side menu. The Web site is fully searchable and journal issues can be searched by keyword, title or author.
 

REVIEW:
This online journal offers policymakers, service providers, the media, educators and parents lots of information about issues concerning children and their future. Each issue, published spring and fall, focuses on a single topic of importance to children and the issues are archived back as far as 1991. Archived issues feature such topics as school readiness, children of immigrant families, foster care, children and welfare reform, domestic violence and children, children and poverty, adoption and many more. Visitors can read the most current issue online that deals with childhood obesity, print it to read offline or order a printed copy. Each of the issues contains an executive summary, article summaries and a policy brief giving visitors the opportunity to preview the work. Included are author biographies, a figure and table index and a preview of upcoming journal topics. Visitors will also find links to research findings at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution as well as an opportunity to sign up for a free newsletter to receive updates on when new issues are available.

 

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