Research

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  • Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

    November 9, 2015

    In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, they frequently grab the first thing they see on the …

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  • Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

    October 30, 2015

    Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties.

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  • Zoo program to model healthy eating

    October 30, 2015

    Alison Karpyn, CRESP, is partnering with Christiana Care and Nemours to introduce a healthy eating program, “Evaluating the lmpact of Healthy Food Product Offerings and Tastimals Marketing at the Zoo.”

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  • Building vocabulary of low-income children

    October 30, 2015

    Roberta Golinkoff and collaborator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek designed an intervention study to test a new approach for fostering vocabulary development among preschool children from low-income homes.

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  • Bringing computer and programming skills into the classroom

    October 8, 2015

    An interdisciplinary team of UD researchers has developed Partner4CS to help teachers integrate computational thinking into the classroom. The initiative has two components: a summer professional development institute for middle and high school teachers and a field experience course at UD designed to support those teachers.

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  • Improving reading comprehension through text structure instruction

    October 2, 2015

    Sharon Walpole, SOE, is partnering with Kasualai Wijekumar on a grant designed to enhance classroom-based text structure instruction for 4th and 5th graders in high poverty schools in TX and PA.

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  • 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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  • Women, families in a globalized world

    September 18, 2015

    As our global society diversifies and becomes more racially, ethnically and religiously complex, and as socioeconomic disparities grow, there are more and more variations on “traditional” family life. Single parent and dual-income families have become …

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  • Starting at Home interventions

    September 15, 2015

    Starting at Home will examine the impacts and outcomes for Early Head Start parents and children to determine if participation in Promoting First Relationships parenting intervention reduces stress levels in children.

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  • Helping kindergarteners develop number sense

    September 14, 2015

    To help teachers strengthen the foundation of math skills for young children, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Dyson, School of Education, have developed a curriculum called Number Sense Interventions. Jordan is in the midst of a five-year grant from the Eunice …

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