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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Connecting farm to table to healthy eating
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Delaware partnered with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to develop a comprehensive report called Delaware Food and Farm Report: Connecting Healthy FarmsRead more
QUILS language screener for young children
Researchers in education, psychology and speech pathology have collaborated to develop a computerized language screener to help early childhood educators and specialists identify areas where young children are experiencing difficulties mastering language.Read more
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