Bringing Research to Life
UD’s College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to discovering solutions to the problems that face our schools and the challenges encountered by children, adults and families in the 21st century. We focus on applied research, to advance knowledge in the fields of education and human development.
- We conduct theoretically-informed, applied research that informs practice in educational and human service settings;
- We support research about identification and prevention strategies designed to promote the healthy development of people throughout the life-span;
- We carry out intervention research designed to promote positive outcomes for infants, children and adult learners, including those with special needs. This work focuses on educational, parenting and family systems; teachers and child care providers; principals, district office administrators, superintendents; and community leaders.
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Writing instruction intervention for community colleges
UD researchers have created an instructional intervention that provides community college students the tools to significantly improve their writing skills.Read more
Becoming Brilliant helps parents/teachers raise successful children
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 KathyRead more
Bookworms curriculum improves reading skills
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.Read more