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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Bullying’s long term effects
Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmfulRead more
Bookworms improves literacy outcomes in Cecil County
Bookworms curriculum introduced into Cecil County Public Schools UD professor Sharon Walpole and her colleague, Michael McKenna* developed Bookworms in response to the increased reading and writing expectations in theRead more
Assessing effectiveness of PEG Writing software
Imagine an elementary classroom where students could write an essay on their computer and receive instant feedback on its organization, word choice and accuracy. They would then be able to correctRead more