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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 if there are differences in the way they understood and applied …
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 the norm, and now are more common than the once prevalent two-parent, single-earner households of the …
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. Read More
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 Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to …
Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants
September 12, 2015
In 2015, Giovanna Morini, a postdoctoral student in UD’s School of Education was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to study, Using the Tools of Developmental Science to Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants. This two-year $184,000 grant is funded by the National Science Foundation. Together with Roberta Golinkoff, SOE and Thierry …
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; National Center for Educational Statistics, 2012) found that only 27% of students in the final …
Evaluating the fairness of protection orders
September 11, 2015
The Effects of Civil Protection Orders on Procedural Justice, System Efficacy, and Safety in Domestic Violence Cases UD faculty members, Ruth Fleury-Steiner, HDFS, and Susan Miller, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, received a $300,000 NSF grant aimed at better understanding the experiences of women seeking protection from domestic abuse through civil protection orders. …