Research

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  • Writing instruction intervention for community colleges

    August 10, 2016

    UD researchers have created an instructional intervention that provides community college students the tools to significantly improve their writing skills.

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  • Becoming Brilliant helps parents/teachers raise successful children

    June 14, 2016

    In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in UD’s School of Education, along with co-author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University, focus …

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  • Playful Design

    May 27, 2016

    Early childhood education students partnered with mechanical engineering students to design developmentally-appropriate toys for young children. As a result of this successful collaboration, some toys have been identified as potential products for a toy manufacturer.

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  • Bookworms curriculum improves reading skills

    March 30, 2016

    Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware, and Mike McKenna, University of Virginia, developed “Bookworms,” a free, open-access, elementary ELA curriculum to increase students’ reading comprehension and vocabulary. Schools in Delaware and Georgia have successfully implemented this program.

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  • Steele Symposium Call for Submission

    March 17, 2016

    This spring, CEHD celebrates the research of our undergraduate and graduate students at the 31st Steele Symposium. Students are encouraged to submit papers and posers that will be presented Friday, April 29.

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  • Strategies for stocking healthy foods

    March 1, 2016

    Allison Karpyn, CRESP, has received $70,000 funding from Healthy Eating Research to determine Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies for Retail Food Stores. Over an 8-month period, Karpyn’s team will aim to: 1) understand the barriers and fac …

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  • Inspiring Jewish agencies to integrate people with disabilities

    January 20, 2016

    Jewish Community Services agencies tend to segregate people with disabilities, isolating them from fully participating in their community life. To address this, the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF), under the direction of Steven Eidelman, H. Rodney Sha …

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  • Creating improved observational protocol for writing instruction

    January 12, 2016

    With the attention that the Common Core State Standards give to writing, and the writing requirements in the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, many teachers and administrators are concerned about their approach to writing instruction. “As an elementary …

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  • Predicting and addressing difficulties with fractions

    January 12, 2016

    In 2010, the Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions (CILF) was established at the University of Delaware. As part of a $10 million center grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, Nancy C. Jordan, professor of learning sciences in UD’s Sc …

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  • Residential program for students with intellectual disabilities

    January 4, 2016

    The Center for Disabilities Studies was awarded funding by UD’s Professional and Continuing Studies to support a summer program for high school students with intellectual disabilities. As an extension of the Career and Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) p …

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  • Making education fast, fun, cheap, useful

    December 8, 2015

    Robert L. Hampel, professor, history of education, is crafting a book that will provide an  historical overview of education in the United States. Titled Fast, Fun, Easy, Cheap and Useful: A History of Shortcuts in and around American Education this bo …

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  • UD highlights women in research

    November 15, 2015

    Liz Farley-Ripple, SOE, was featured in UD’s Research magazine, representing Women in Research. Click on her video to learn what drew her to becoming a researcher and what she hopes to accomplish.

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