Pathways to a more peaceful and sustainable world: The transformative power of children in families.

Pia R. Britto, Suna Hanöz-Penney, Liliana Angelica Ponguta, Diane Sunar, Ghassan Issa, Sascha D. Hein, Maria Conceicąõ Do Rosário, Maha A. Almuneef, Irem Korucu, Yaya Togo, Jamshed Kurbonov, Nurlan Choibekov, Hien Thi Thu Phan, N. Shemrah Fallon, Bekir B. Artukolu, Franz J. Hartl, Rima Salah, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Paul Connolly, Laura DunneSarah Miller, Kyle Pruett, James F. Leckman

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This article provides an overview of selected ongoing international efforts that have been inspired by Edward Zigler's vision to improve programs and policies for young children and families in the United States. The efforts presented are in close alignment with three strategies articulated by Edward Zigler: (a) conduct research that will inform policy advocacy; (b) design, implement, and revise quality early childhood development (ECD) programs; and (c) invest in building the next generation of scholars and advocates in child development. The intergenerational legacy left by Edward Zigler has had an impact on young children not only in the United States, but also across the globe. More needs to be done. We need to work together with a full commitment to ensure the optimal development of each child.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-420
Number of pages12
JournalDevelopment and Psychopathology
Issue numberSpecial Issue 2
Early online date16 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished online - 16 Sept 2020


  • 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
  • advocacy and social policy
  • early childhood development
  • parenting programs
  • peacebuilding


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