Fall Nebraska Lecture: Ready for School, Ready for Life: Creating a Future for All Children
12 Nov 2010
On November 30th, Susan Sheridan, Director of UNL's Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, will present the fall Nebraska Lecture, "Ready for School, Ready for Life: Creating a Future for All Children, " at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium. The lecture is free, open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Please mark your calendars and encourage colleagues and students to attend.
Early childhood is a vital stage for acquiring the developmental skills that influence school readiness and success. In her lecture, Dr. Sheridan will discuss what researchers know about enhancing learning opportunities for all young children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
"As the time of school entry gets closer, the stakes become increasingly high because once children enter school, it becomes progressively more difficult for them to catch up," said Dr. Sheridan, who is a George Holmes University Professor of educational psychology.
She will describe research being carried out at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools aimed at enhancing children’s school readiness. The center, which Dr. Sheridan has directed since 2004, is part of UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences.
The Nebraska Lectures, which feature distinguished UNL faculty, are designed for general audiences and provide insights about some of the university’s leading research, scholarly and creative activity. Dr. Sheridan’s lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the UNL Research Council and the Office of Research and Economic Development.
College of Education and Human Sciences