Fran Kick

Research Projects

By Fran Kick

Research Projects

Fran Kick’s Blog

Find out What’s KICKin’ with kids today and the many people who work with them, reach them, teach them and parent them. Fran Kick has been sharing a few quotes, a few laughs, a few ideas, a few times a year since 1986. Parents, educators, employers, everyone and anyone who interacts with today’s postmodern generation of youth (born 1980-2000 a.k.a. the Millennial Generation) will find Fran’s insight refreshingly down-to-earth.

Read Fran Kick’s blog What’s KICKin’ and find out What’s KICKin’ with kids today and the many people who work with them

Research and References

Over the years Instruction & Design Concepts has been both involved with and referenced many ongoing research projects. So many people casually use terms such as “research, surveys, studies, polls, statistics, facts, data, theory” and the like when describing kids. And when they do, rarely are their original sources cited.

In an attempt to highlight sources with proper attribution ñ professionally citing the author, the source and if appropriate the publisher or producer of the “research” here’s a list of research projects and resources that anyone who works with kids will find of interest:

Adolescence Directory On-line
http://education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html

American FactFinder by the U.S. Census Bureau
http://factfinder.census.gov

Association for Childhood Education International
http://www.acei.org

ChildStats
http://www.childstats.gov

Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org

Child Trends Data Bank
http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org

Children, Youth and Families Education Research Network
http://www.cyfernet.org

FirstGov
http://firstgov.gov

The Future of Children
http://www.futureofchildren.org

Kids Count
http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/

Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of America’s Youth
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org

Search Institute
http://www.search-institute.org

Self-Determination Theory (SDT)
http://www.psych.rochester.edu/SDT/