Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Presents Two-Generation Education Approach at Aspen Institute Event

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Presents Two-Generation Education Approach at Aspen Institute Event

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale at Aspen Event

At a special event during the Aspen Institute’s Idea Festival, professor P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, an expert on child policy research, presented key opinion leaders with her research on the two-generation approach to fostering life opportunities for low-income parents and children. Chase-Lansdale is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s new Ascend program, which promotes breakthrough ideas for moving children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.

Chase-Lansdale was a featured speaker at the June 28 event to introduce the Ascend program to Aspen Institute trustees, philanthropists, CEOs, dignitaries and nonprofit leaders. Among the 90 guests in attendance were former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and television journalist Katie Couric.

The event took place at the Aspen home of New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and his wife, Ann, a member of the Ascend advisory board. Other speakers were Tameka Henry, board member of Head Start and Acelero Learning, and Anna Mosle, Ascend executive director.

Chase-Lansdale gave the audience an overview of two-generation strategies and their implications for low-income families and for US family policy. Her insights on the impact of the two-generation approach are grounded in extensive research through the Community Action Program of Tulsa and its CareerAdvance program, which provides preschoolers with high-quality education and their parents with job training. Dual-focus programs such as CareerAdvance are innovative because they recognize that the success of children and their parents is intertwined, and Chase-Lansdale is now embarking on a similar project in Evanston.

Chase-Lansdale specializes in multidisciplinary research on societal issues that affect families and the development of children and youth — especially those who are economically disadvantaged. A former American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow, she is a national expert on the interface between research and public policy.

Internationally recognized for her research and its applications, Chase-Lansdale is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Education. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy Award, as well as the Society for Research in Child Development Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. For eight years Chase-Lansdale served as the founding director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded Cells to Society, a center for interdisciplinary research to investigate health disparities.

For more than 60 years the Aspen Institute has been a premier gathering place for leaders and individuals across the globe to explore ideals and ideas. The ninth annual Aspen Ideas Festival from June 26 to July 2, sponsored by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, presented thinkers and leaders from the United States and abroad. 

Photo caption: At an Aspen Institute event on June 28, professor Lindsday Chase-Lansdale brings the two-generation education approach to the attention of leaders including Madeleine Albright (seated, far right).

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 7/7/13