Teacher Preparation Research

Evaluating Ed.D.’s ELP Capstone

UD researchers look at value of doctor of education capstone process In education leadership programs across the country, doctor of education (Ed.D.) candidates are tasked with identifying a significant educational Read More

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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

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Predicting and addressing difficulties with fractions

In 2010, the Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions (CILF) was established at the University of Delaware. As part of a $10 million center grant from the Institute of Read More

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Making education fast, fun, cheap, useful

Robert L. Hampel, professor, history of education, is crafting a book that will provide an  historical overview of education in the United States. Titled Fast, Fun, Easy, Cheap and Useful: A Read More

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Bringing computer and programming skills into the classroom

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. Read More

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Improving teacher prep in mathematics

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. Read More

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Coteaching strengthens learning

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. Read More

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Interpreting disabilities studies classes

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 Read More

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Classroom Instruction to Enhance 1st Grade Writing

Investigating the Impact of Classroom Instruction and Literacy Skills on Writing Achievement in First Grade In an effort to determine the best methods to teach writing skills for first graders, Read More

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A software program that evaluates essay writing

Researchers have established that computer models are highly predictive of how humans would have scored a given piece of writing. However, Joshua Wilson, School of Education, took his research another Read More

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