W. Steven Barnett

Director at Rutgers University - National Institute for Early Education Research

W. Steven Barnett

W. Steven Barnett

Director at Rutgers University - National Institute for Early Education Research

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W. Steven Barnett, PhD

Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University

W. Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. Dr. Barnett is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education. He advises national governments, international agencies, and foundations of early care and education policy, research, and evaluation. Dr. Barnett is co-editor of the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy and a member of the Editorial Board of Early Childhood Research Quarterly. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan, and his research applies economic analysis to issues of early care and education policy and practice. Dr. Barnett’s research includes studies of the effectiveness and economics of early care and education including the well-known benefit-cost analyses of the Perry Preschool and Abecedarian programs. He has also studied the impacts of program duration and intensity, dual language models, curriculum, alternative staffing structures, professional development, and parental engagement.

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Member, National Early Education Council at Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

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Adjunct Faculty Member at Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

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Senior Fellow-Global Economy & Development, Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution

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Director, Infant Language Project at University of Delaware - School of Education

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President Emeritus at Boston University - Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

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Member, National Early Education Council at Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

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Nonresident Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress

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Co-Director, Human Capital Research Collaborative at University of Minnesota - Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Member, National Early Education Council at Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

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The National Academy of Education (NAEd) advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. Since its establishment, NAEd has undertaken research studies that address pressing issues in education and that typically include both NAEd members and other scholars with an expertise in a particular area of inquiry. In addition, members are deeply engaged in NAEd’s professional development fellowship programs focused on the rigorous preparation of the next generation of scholars.

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The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life. The Institute offers independent, research-based advice and technical assistance to policymakers, journalists, researchers, and educators.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2004 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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