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Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
by Ellen Galinsky
How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope in our multi-tasking, multimedia, modern world?Â Ellen Galinsky felt compelled to seek an answer to this question more than a decade ago when her own research showed that far too many young people were turned off to learningâthe fire in their eyes had dimmed, if not gone out. Since then, Galinsky has been conducting an extensive review of the research on how children learn best. With her partners atÂ New Screen Concepts, she has traveled across the country filming researchers âin actionâ and interviewing them as they conduct groundbreaking experiments on child development. InÂ Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs,Â sheÂ Â has identified skills from child development research and neuroscience that help children thrive both now and in the future. Reviewers have called Mind in the Making Â "must reading," a "tour de force," and "a book of incomparable quality."
The 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce Public-Use Data Files
The 2008 NSCW Public Use Files CD-Rom contains data files and complete documentation for the 2008 survey, including:
- Data files in SPSS âportable fileâ format, which can be read by SPSS, SAS and other statistical software
- Complete CATI-derived interview protocol, with response codings and skips
- SPSS syntax files documenting construction of various analytic variables from raw data
- A brief guide to facilitate secondary data analysis
All information is in ârich text fileâ (RTF) format, which can be read by all major word-processing software. Reports from the 2008, 2002, 1997 and 1992 NSCWs provide useful background and statistical reference points for users of the public use data files. To view the list of Variables please go to our (334) 274-6087
Reports based on data from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) are (250) 367-4105. The 2002, 1997 and 1992 NSCW Reports are for sale.
Mind in the Making: Experiments in children's learning
This two-volume series of 42 videos take viewers on a series of virtual âfield tripsâ to laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. We filmed actual experiments in childrenâs learningâfrom the classic studies to the cutting edgeâconducted by well-known researchers from a number of academic disciplines. The videos show the âresearchers in actionâ as they make important discoveries about how children learn. Each demonstrates the initial building blocks and evolving development of one of the seven essential life skills (view a crosswalk of the experiments to the seven essential life skills).
Early Childhood, Child Care and Parenting Publications
Ask The Children by Ellen Galinsky: Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting
by Ellen Galinsky
This breakthrough study, widely praised by reviewers and selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best work-life books of 1999, is now available in paperback. Ask the Childrenâ¢ reveals new facts and comprehensive practical ideas for the millions of mothers and fathers navigating work and family life. Based on a nationally representative study of children and parents, this book provides surprising new information that can help parents be more effective at work and at home.
Early Childhood Presentation Kit: Hardcopy color transparencies
Many of you have asked for visual materials that âtell the storyâ of brain development in young children. Now you can purchase such a presentation for use in speeches, classes and elsewhere. FWI has translated the science of brain development research from the report Rethinking the Brain into a Presentation Kit designed for a broad array of audiences and presenters. The visuals help guide audiences beyond the science by linking brain development research to childrenâs cognitive, social and emotional development, and summarize the lessons learned from this research. They also highlight the significant implications of this research for families, educators, policy-makers, child care providers, and others concerned about healthy development of young children.
The Preschool Years
by Ellen Galinsky and Judy David
A practical guide for parents and educators, this is the first book to deal entirely with the unique experience of preschool age children (1ï¬â5 years). In addressing the questions that come from parents on the issues they face, from feeding and sleep-training to family relationships, this book shares the knowledge of research to illuminate childrenâs and parentsâ development. It offers a range of strategies that work for each of the questions posed.
Getting Men Involved: Strategies for Early Childhood Programs
by James A. Levine, Dennis T. Murphy and Sherrill Wilson
This is a hands-on guide for people working in early childhood programs who want to involve fathers and other significant males in childrenâs lives. The first part outlines four âstagesâ of reaching and working with men and includes over 100 practical strategies. The second part profiles 14 exemplary programs throughout the U.S. A resource section includes an annotated bibliography of books for children which feature men in nurturing roles.
The Six Stages of Parenthood
by Ellen Galinsky
While there are many books on child development, this is the first book to comprehensively describe parentsâ growth. Based on a nationwide study of a diverse group of 228 parents, this classic is a valuable aid to understanding how parents grow and change.
The following publications are also available for purchase by contacting FWI's Publications Coordinator, Marline Griffith, at 212.465.2044.
- Ask the Children Youth and Violence: Students speak out for a more civil society - video (2002 - by Ellen Galinsky and Kimberlee Salmond) ($5.50)
- Child Care Trends: What's new in states (2001 - by Nina Sazer O'Donnell) ($5.50)
- Parents Becoming Leaders: Getting involved on behalf of children (2002 - by Miriam Westheimer) ($7.00)
- Child Care Aware: A guide to promoting professional development in family child care (1995 - by Amy Laura Dombro) ($9.00)
- Early Childhood Action Tips (1998 - by Nina Sazer O'Donnell) ($9.00)
- Family Child Care Providers Speak about Training, Trainers, Accreditation and Professionalism (1995 - by Amy Laura Dombro and Kathy Modigliani) ($9.00)
- Family Child Care Training Study: Highlights of findings (1995 - by Ellen Galinsky, Carollee Howes and Susan Kontos) ($9.00)
- Florida Child Care
Quality Improvement Study: Interim report (1995 - by Carollee Howes, Ellen Smith and Ellen Galinsky) ($9.00)
- Child Care Licensing: Georgia impact study (1994 - by Annette Sibley, Martha Abbott-Shim and Ellen Galinsky) ($10.00)
- Navigating Work and Family: Hands-on advice for working parents (2002 - by Ellen Galinsky) ($10.00)
- Measuring Progress and Results in Early Childhood (1998 - by Nina Sazer O'Donnell and Ellen Galinsky) ($12.00)
- Education Before School: Investing in quality child care (1993 - by Ellen Galinsky and Dana E. Friedman) ($15.00)
- New Expectations: Community strategies for responsible fatherhood (1995 - byJames A. Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($15.00)
- Public-Private Partnership for Child Care: A feasability study for New York State (1991 - by Dana E. Friedman and Margaret King) ($15.00)
- Ten Tips for Getting and Keeping Business Involved: An illustrated guide for early childhood leaders (2001 - by Nina Sazer O'Donnell and Carter McJunkin) ($15.00)
- Florida Child Care Quality Improvement Study: 1996 report (1998 - by Carollee Howes, Ellen Galinsky, Marybeth Shinn, Annette Sibley, Martha Abbott-Shim and Jan McCarthy) ($18.00)
- Study of Family Child Care and Relative Care: The highlights of findings (1994 - by Ellen Galinsky, Carollee Howes, Susan Kontos and Marybeth Shinn) ($18.00)
- Rethinking the Brain: New insights into early development (1997, revised 2003 - by Rima Shore) ($20.00)
- Why Should We Care About Child Care - video (1998 - by Families and Work Institute and New Screen Concepts) ($20.00)
- Ask the Children Youth and Violence: Students speak out for a more civil society (2002 - by Ellen Galinsky and Kimberlee Salmond) ($21.50)
- Community Mobilization: Strategies to support young children and their families (1996 - by Amy Laura Dombro, Nina Sazer O'Donnell, Ellen Galinsky, Sarah Gilkeson Melcher and Abby Farber) ($22.00)
- Dedicated Not Deadbeat: Fatherhood USA - video for individuals (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($29.00)
- Fatherhood Workshop Video - for individuals (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($29.00)
- Quality in Family Child Care and Relative Care (1994 - by Susan Kontos, Carollee Howes, Marybeth Shinn and Ellen Galinsky) ($34.00)
- Rethinking the Brain: The early childhood brain development kit - CD-ROM(1998 - by Families and Work Institute) ($50.00)
- Dedicated Not Deadbeat: Fatherhood USA - video for organizations and libraries (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($99.00)
- Fatherhood Workshop Video - for organizations and libraries (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($99.00)
- 9/11: Looking back, moving forward (2003 - by Lois Backon, Ellen Galinsky, Erin Brownfield and Kelly Sakai) ($9.00)
Corporate Reference Guide to Work-Family Programs
by Ellen Galinsky, Dana E. Friedman and Carol A. Hernandez
The Families and Work Instituteâs classic early reference book on work-family programs and policies in Fortune 500 companies. Contains the Family-Friendly Index that measures family friendliness and contains descriptions of model initiatives on a range of work options.
1998 Business Work-Life Study: A sourcebook
by Ellen Galinsky and James T. Bond
Developed to complement The 1997 National Study of the Changing Workforce, The 1998 Business Work-Life Study is one of the first and most comprehensive studies of how U.S. companies respond to the work-life needs of their employees. It examines the prevalence of a broad array of programs and policies among a representative sample of employers and examines the characteristics of companies that are most likely to be family-friendly.
Feeling Overworked: When work becomes too much
by Ellen Galinsky, Stacy S. Kim and James T. Bond
The study provides an in-depth look at job and workplace factors that contribute to American workers feeling overworked, and finds that one third of the U.S. workforce report chronically feeling overworked. The study also investigates how these feelings are linked to job performance and health. It identifies which groups of workers feel most overworked and considers the practical implications of these findings for employers
Highlights of the National Study of the Changing Workforce, 2002
by James T. Bond, Cindy Thompson and David Prottas
Every five years, Families and Work Institute conducts its National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW), the only on-going study of the U.S. workforce of its kind or scale. By surveying large, nationally representative samples of employed workers, the NSCW provides valuable, timely information on the work and personal/family lives of the U.S. workforce. It is the only study of its kind to provide 25-year comparisons, from 1977 to 2002, of life on and off the job. The study is widely used by policy makers, employers, the media, and all those interested in the widespread impacts of the changing conditions of work and home life.
The Impact of Job and Workplace Conditions on Low-Wage and Low-Income Employees and their Employers
by James T. Bond
Do conditions on the job affect low-wage and -income employees in different ways than higher-income workers? This report examines this question using data from FWI's National Study of the Changing Workforce and provides valuable data on job satisfaction and retention of employees of different wage and income statuses. A valuable tool for HR professionals and line managers as well as policy-makers and all those who care about low-wage workers. 20 pages.
|The following publications are also available for purchase by contacting FWI's Publications Coordinator, Marline Griffith, at 212.465.2044.
- As the Baby Boomers Age: Impacts and implications for employers (2001 - by Erin Brownfield) ($5.50)
- Time Crunch: Work redesign and management in a 24-7 economy (2001 - by Erin Brownfield) ($5.50)
- Lessons in Leadership: A book of quotes (2004 - compiled by Ellen Galinsky, Carol Bryce-Buchanan and Tyler Wigton) ($6.00)
- Business Case for Employer Investment in Benefits Targeted to Low-Wage Workers (1999 - by Byrne Armiento) ($10.00)
- Faces of the Low-Wage Workforce (1999 - by Monica C. Fountain) ($10.00)
- Information for Employers about Low-Wage Employees from Low-Income Families (2003 - by James T. Bond) ($10.00)
- Promising Practices: How employers improve their bottom lines by addressing the needs of lower-wage workers (2003 - by Stacy S. Kim, Marta Lopez and James T. Bond) ($10.00)
- Reframing the Business Case for Work-Life Initiatives (1998 - by Ellen Galinsky and Arlene Johnson) ($15.00)
- State Reference Guide to Work-Family Programs (1991 - by Michele Lord and Margaret King) ($15.00)
- Time in Transition: Work, Family and Community in the Information Age (2001 - by Arlene Skolnick) ($15.00)
- Ahead of the Curve: Why America's leading employers are addressing the needs of new and expectant parents (1998 - by Rima Shore) ($25.00)
- Beyond the Parental Leave Debate (1991 - by James T. Bond, Ellen Galinsky, Michele Lord, Graham L. Staines and Karen Brown) ($25.00)
- The Changing Workforce: Highlights of the National Study, 1992 report (1993 - by Ellen Galinsky, James T. Bond and Dana E. Friedman) ($25.00)
- The Family Friendly Employer: Examples from Europ (1992 - by Christine Hogg and Lisa Harker) ($25.00)
- Moving from Programs to Culture Change: The next stage for the corporate work-family agenda (1996 - by Dana E. Friedman and Arlene A. Johnson) ($25.00)
- Parental Leave and Productivity: Current research (1992 - by Dana E. Friedman, Ellen Galinsky and Veronica Plowden) ($25.00)
- The 1997 National Study of the Changing Workforce (1998 - by James T. Bond, Ellen Galinsky and Jennifer Swanberg) ($29.00)
- Juggling Family and Work - Part two of PBS documentary for individuals (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($29.00)
- College and University Reference Guide to Work-Family Programs (1996 - by Dana E. Friedman, Cathy Rimsky and Arlene Johnson) ($60.00)
- Juggling Family and Work - Part two of PBS documentary for organizations (1998 - produced by Cin Qua Non, Inc., James Levine and Edward W. Pitt) ($99.00)