December 2016




What Happens After preK: The effects of elementary school on early experiences


Our December show will share some new findings on what happens to student preparation in preK during their elementary experience.  Our special guest is Dr. Dale Clark Farran.

Dale Clark Farran is a professor in the departments of teaching and learning and psychology and human development in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is also the interim director of the Peabody Research Institute. Farran has been involved in research and intervention for high-risk children and youth for her entire professional career. She has conducted research at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Kamehameha Schools Early Education Project in Hawaii.

Farran is the editor of two books both dealing with risk and poverty, the author of more than 80 journal articles and book chapters and a regular presenter at national conferences. Her recent research emphasis is on evaluating the short and long term effectiveness of alternative preschool programs for preparing children from low-income families to be successful in school. Currently she is directing a longitudinal evaluation of Tennessee’s prekindergarten program.


Join us and call in for what will certainly be an amazing show!


The Perkins Platform – December 7, 2016