Zinsser, Caroline

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ZINSSER, Caroline

ZINSSER, Caroline. American, b. 1930. Genres: Education. Career: Life, NYC, reporter, 1953-57; free-lance editorial researcher in NYC, 1957-67; public schoolteacher in NYC, 1969-70, and New Haven, CT, 1970-72; Yale University, New Haven, lecturer and research associate at Center for the Study of Education, and assistant director of Primary Teacher Preparation Program, 1972-73; director of a private day school in New Haven, 1973-78; Bank Street College of Education, NYC, director of Bank Street School for Children, 1978-81; Working Mother, NYC, contributing editor, 1982-85; Center for Public Advocacy Research, NYC, project director of Child Care/ Early Childhood Education Policy Study, 1985-90; Rockefeller Brothers Fund, NYC, program officer, 1990-. Yale University, research associate at Yale Child Study Center, 1973-80; University of Pennsylvania, lecturer, 1984, research assistant for Baltimore Study of Adolescent Parenthood and the Transmission of Social Disadvantage, 1985. Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, chairperson of Evaluation Committee, 1973-78; Teenage Health, Parenting, and Family Education Consortium, member of Organizing Committee, 1977-78; Advocates for Children, member of board of directors, 1979-80; Noyes Foundation, chairperson of Humanistic Education Conference, 1980; United Negro College Fund, member of selection committee for Faculty Development Program, 1981; NYC Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy, member of day care committee, 1985-89; New York State Child Care Coordinating Council, member of legislative committee, 1985-89; Alliance for Better Child Care, member of steering committee, 1987-89; member of New York Governor's Commission on Child Care, 1987-90; Child Care Employee Project of Berkeley, CA, member of advisory board, 1987-93; National Center for Children in Poverty, member of advisory group, 1990-93; Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, member, 1990-; Permanent Interagency Committee on Early Childhood Programs, member of advisory committee, 1990-; consultant to New York State Child Care Commission. Publications: A Study of New York Day Care Worker Salaries and Benefits, 1986; Day Care's Unfair Burden: How Low Wages Subsidize a Public Service, 1986; Over a Barrel: Working Mothers Talk About Child Care, 1987; (with B. Andrews) One Hundred Working Women, 1988; (with E. Marx) Raising Child Care Salaries and Benefits: An Evaluation of the New York State Salary Enhancement Legislation, 1990; Born and Raised in East Urban: A Community Study of Informal and Unregulated Child Care, 1990; Raised in East Urban: Child Care Changes in a Working Class Community, 1991. Contributor to education journals and to popular parenting magazines. Address: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104, U.S.A.

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