Grants are supposed to enable work, not create more of it. You need a guide, a map, and the right tools for the job. Helping you from your earliest brainstorming sessions to fully funded projects, this essential guide offers countless tips and resources. This one-stop source offers nearly 1,600 current funding opportunities from a wide variety of sponsors including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations.
The 4th Edition of the National Guide to Funding for Children, Youth and Families is an essential resource for fundraisers in the field. It features current, accurate data on over 3,400 foundation and corporate giving programs.
Through a novel integration of child welfare data, policy analysis, and evidence-informed youth permanency practice, the essays in this volume show how to achieve and sustain family permanence for older children and youth in foster care. Researchers examine what is known about permanency outcomes for youth in foster care, how the existing knowledge base can be applied to improve these outcomes, and the directions that future research should take to strengthen youth permanence practice and policy. Part 1 examines child welfare data concerning reunification, adoption, and relative custody and guardianship and the implications for practice and policy. Part 2 addresses law, regulation, court reform, and resource allocation as vital components in achieving and sustaining family permanence. Contributors examine the impact of policy change created by court reform and propose new federal and state policy directions. Part 3 outlines a range of practices designed to achieve family permanence for youth in foster care: preserving families through community-based services, reunification, adoption, and custody and guardianship arrangements with relatives. As growing numbers of youth continue to "age out" of foster care without permanent families, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers have increasingly focused on developing evidence-informed policies, practices, services and supports to improve outcomes for youth. Edited by leading professionals in the field, this text recommends the most relevant and effective methods for improving family permanency outcomes for older youth in foster care.
Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn
Author: Judith Jellison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
In this report the Education Committee warns that extending the National Citizen Service (NCS) offer to all 600,000 16-year olds could have a price tag in excess of £350 million each year even if only 50% of young people take part. This would make it more costly than the entirety of youth services currently provided by local authorities. Instead, the Committee calls for the NCS to be retained but become a form of accreditation for existing schemes which meet the Government's objectives. The report criticises the Government's failure yet to outline a youth policy or strategic vision for the sector. It says that youth services are suffering disproportionate cuts and that the Government should be prepared to take action to ensure that local authorities meet their statutory obligations. The Committee finds that evidence on the effectiveness of youth services is lacking and calls for more effort by government and service providers to help guide local authorities on where best to spend scarce resources. Youth services cannot be immune from public spending cuts and the sector must make better use of non-public forms of funding, including charitable, philanthropic and private sources.