Research

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Research Topics
  • Improving teacher prep in mathematics

    October 1, 2015

    Researchers in UD’s Department of Mathematics Education received grants to explore how to strengthen teacher preparation curriculum, to improve students’ understanding and instruction of math concepts.

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  • Coteaching strengthens learning

    September 22, 2015

    UD has adopted coteaching as the primary approach to student teaching in their ECE and ETE teacher preparation programs. Coteaching in student teaching involves two adults with different expertise actively collaborating from the first day of student teaching to meet the needs of the learners in the classroom.

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  • Interpreting disabilities studies classes

    September 19, 2015

    Marisa Kofke, UD a third-year doctoral student in UD’s College of Education and Human Development, noticed that students in the disabilities studies minor learned new ways to think about disability issues as they take their courses. She wanted to know …

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  • Self-Regulated strategy instruction in college developmental writing

    September 12, 2015

    Large numbers of students enter postsecondary programs with a high school diploma but underprepared for college in reading, writing, or math achievement. The most recent National Assessments of Educational Progress (NAEP) in writing in 2011 (NCES; Nati …

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  • Early Reading Intervention to Benefit English Learners

    September 8, 2015

    Efficacy of the Targeted Reading Intervention to Benefit English Learners Steve Amendum along with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are investigating an early reading intervention and professional deve …

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  • Classroom Instruction to Enhance 1st Grade Writing

    September 8, 2015

    Investigating the Impact of Classroom Instruction and Literacy Skills on Writing Achievement in First Grade In an effort to determine the best methods to teach writing skills for first graders, School of Education faculty members David Coker, Charles ( …

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  • OIA brings medical technology into secondary classrooms

    August 21, 2015

    An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Engineering have developed unique curriculum kits, called Orthopaedics in Action (OIA), that teach science, mathem …

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  • A software program that evaluates essay writing

    August 14, 2015

    Researchers have established that computer models are highly predictive of how humans would have scored a given piece of writing. However, Joshua Wilson, School of Education, took his research another step to look at how the software might be used in c …

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  • Integrating climate change into PD

    August 12, 2015

    MADE CLEAR is a collaborative National Science Foundation-funded project that prepares educators from Delaware and Maryland to teach about climate change. The University of Delaware has an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators focusing on …

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  • Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers

    August 12, 2015

    Stars Plus: Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers in QRIS using a Community of Practice Model Principal Investigator Rena Hallam, and Co-Principal Investigators Martha Buell, Myae Han and Kaitlin Bargreen have partnered with the …

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