Please join us for the Keynote to the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being Annual Meeting, on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:15 at the UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ramesh Raghavan, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Rutgers School of Social Work, to present “Measuring Child Well-Being in Practice: Reconciling Measurement Approaches with Theory.”
The field of child well-being has many well-validated instruments; however, the phenomenon that these instruments purport to measure remains poorly articulated and highly disparate. This situation has arisen because the theory of child well-being remains relatively underdeveloped relative to measurement. Consequently, and in contrast to other scholarly disciplines, theory has not driven the measurement of child well-being.
In this talk, Professor Ramesh Raghavan articulates the Two Sources theory of child well-being, an approach to thinking about child well-being developed primarily from the philosophy of childhood. Based on this theory, he evaluates existing measurement approaches to determine the extent to which they are theoretically grounded. He concludes by outlining an approach to measurement that is practicable while being theoretically valid.
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