Harvard EdCast: The Future of Early Childhood Ed
Like many experts and practitioners in the field, Professor Jack Shonkoff was intrigued by President Obama's emphasis on early childhood education in his most recent State of the Union Address. In this edition of the EdCast, Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard and chair of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child -- a multi-university collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, psychology, pediatrics, and economics, whose mission is to bring credible science to bear on public policy affecting young children -- discusses President Obama's plan for early childhood education.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.