Barbara T. Bowman

The trajectory of children’s lives can be changed by providing new opportunities for them. That simple profound fact – Erikson’s guiding principle since its first days – was also a recurring theme at Social Justice and Child Development: A symposium celebrating Erikson’s first 40 years, an anniversary symposium honoring Erikson’s contributions to the early childhood field.

Leaders in the early childhood field gathered March 23, 2007, to participate in a wide-ranging exploration of the research, programs, policies, environments, and attitudes that influence our efforts to provide a healthy childhood for all. Four noted researchers presented their recent work, followed by a response by an Erikson faculty member.

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