Conducting research is just the first of many steps
The University of Delaware’s College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) is committed to contributing to a robust continuum between research and practice. We emphasize the interaction between theory, research and practice in all of our work. Education and human development research produces knowledge to inform practice, but research must also be informed by the issues, needs and concerns of practitioners.
We believe the most promising innovations come from interdisciplinary perspectives and want to ensure that the next generation of scholars benefits from interdisciplinary learning. Moving beyond the typical academic research silos, our CEHD faculty work with each other and with faculty across the university in health, arts and sciences, information and computer sciences, public policy, sociology, psychology, and many other areas to address critical issues in education and human development.
Listed below are noteworthy publications by our faculty, featuring their ongoing efforts to advance knowledge and discover solutions to the social challenges we face.
Mealtimes with Children on the Autism Spectrum
The average American family meal lasts only 20 minutes, but during that time, families often engage in complex social processes that facilitate social, emotional, and physical health, especially in families with young children. Parents and their childr …
Learning and Assessment
As the end of the 2020-21 school year approaches, the debate about educational assessments is gaining renewed momentum. While educators and policymakers may hold differing views about how to proceed with testing, they all recognize that equity lies at …
Calm During Crisis
The beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presented significant challenges for educators and families as communities across the country adjusted to school closures and transitioned to online learning environments. As the primary educational …
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Sohler, N., Slawek, D., Earnshaw, V., Jost, J., Lee, A., Mancini, J., Mompremier, A., & Cunningham, C. O. (2020). Drug use and HIV medication adherence in people living with HIV. Substance Abuse, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1706695
Litke, E., & Hill, H. C. (2020). Exploring Central Tendencies. The Elementary School Journal, 120(3), 480–506. https://doi.org/10.1086/707007
Reisner, S.L., Sava, L.M., Menino, D.D., Perrotti, J., Barnes, T. N., Humphrey, D. L., Nikitin, R. V. & Earnshaw, V.A. (2020) Addressing LGBTQ Student Bullying in Massachusetts Schools: Perspectives of LGBTQ Students and School Health Professionals. Prev Sci 21, 408–421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-019-01084-4
Shabrina, P., Akintunde, R., Maniktala, M., Barnes, T., Lynch, C. & Rutherford, T. (2020). Peeking through the classroom window: a detailed data-driven analysis on the usage of a curriculum integrated math game in authentic classrooms. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375462.3375525
Daughtry, K. A., Earnshaw, V., Palkovitz, R., Trask, B. (2020) You Blind? What, You Can’t See That?: the Impact of Colorblind Attitude on Young Adults’ Activist Behavior Against Racial Injustice and Racism in the U.S. Journal of African American Studies 24, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12111-019-09445-7
Curtiss, S.L. & Kammes, R. (2019). Understanding the Risk of Sexual Violence of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from an Ecological Framework. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12318
Gramszlo, C., Karpyn, A., Demianczyk, A., Shillingford, A., Riegel, E., Kazak, A. & Sood, E. (2019). Parent Perspectives on Family-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics. 216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.09.059
Yang, R., Porter, A., Massey, C., Merlino, J., Desimone, L. (2019). Curriculum-based teacher professional development in middle school science: A comparison of training focused on cognitive science principles versus content knowledge. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2019.1683119
(2020) Fathers’ Shared Book Reading Experiences: Common Behaviors, Frequency, Predictive Factors, and Developmental Outcomes, Marriage & Family Review, 56:2, 144-173, https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2019.1683119
Walpole, S., McKenna, M. C., Philippakos, Z. A., & Strong, J. Z. (2019). Differentiated Literacy Instruction in Grades 4 and 5, Second Edition: Strategies and Resources (Second ed.). The Guilford Press.
Karpyn, A., Sawyer-Morris, G., Grajeda, S., Tilley, K. & Wolgast, H. (2019). Impact of Animal Characters at a Zoo Concession Stand on Healthy Food Sales. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.09.013
(2019) Urban Thinkscape: Infusing Public Spaces with STEM Conversation and Interaction Opportunities. Journal of Cognition and Development, 21:1, 125-147, https://doi.org/10.1080/15248372.2019.1673753
Watson, R., Eaton, L., Maksut, J., Rucinski, K. & Earnshaw, V. (2019). Links Between Sexual Orientation and Disclosure Among Black MSM: Sexual Orientation and Disclosure Matter for PrEP Awareness. AIDS and Behavior. 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02696-1
Karchmer-Klein, Rachel, Effective Practices in Online Teacher Preparation for Literacy Educators. IGI Global, 2019.
Rosenberg, J., Jones, R., Rutherford, T., Anderson, D. & Lawson, M. (2019). Making Data Science “Count”: Data Science and Learning, Design, and Technology Research. https://doi.org/10.35542/osf.io/hc2dw
Aviles, A., & Davila, E. (2019). Un réquiem para la lucha Afro-Boricua: Honoring Moments of Decolonization and Resistance to White Supremacy in Academia. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 18 (1). https://doi.org/10.31390/taboo.18.1.10
Guthery, S., & Bailes, L. (2019). Patterns of Teacher Attrition by Preparation Pathway and Initial School Type. Educational Policy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904819874754
Pritulsky, C., Morano, C., Odean, R., Bower, C., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2020). Spatial thinking: Why it belongs in the preschool classroom. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 6(3), 271–282. https://doi.org/10.1037/tps0000254
Mineo, B. (2019). Communication in Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50592-3_177-1