05/16/12 - Recent news from the Siskin Center for Child and Family Research
Recent study shows importance of international affiliations
In upcoming issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly, one of the U.S.’s top early childhood research journals, will have an article by Institute researcher Robin McWilliam, Ph.D., and Cecília Aguiar, a former student and current collaborator from Portugal. In this study, McWilliam and Aguiar found that a child who demonstrates sophisticated engagement in one setting is likely to do so in another setting, even though it's known that children often differentiate their behavior by setting.
This study demonstrates the kind of collaboration and partnership that exists in the Institute’s international affiliations, one of which is with the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal, where this study was carried out. The Siskin Center for Child and Family Research strives to improve interventions for young children through research and technical assistance. This study advances our understanding of child engagement, a vitally important concept in child functioning.
To read the full text of the article, click here.
Institute researcher Robin McWilliam, Ph.D., conducts workshops in N.C.
Dr. Robin McWilliam conducted the following workshops at the 2012 Inclusion Institute at the Friday Center at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on May 14-16:
For more information on the Inclusion Institute, visit http://inclusioninstitute.fpg.unc.edu/index.