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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Spencer grant to improve assessment of students’ writing skills
Josh Wilson’s Spencer Grant will allow him to expand his research to develop a new computerized formative assessment model that identifies student language skills at the word, sentence, and discourse level through automated evaluations of the essay’s word choice, syntax, and cohesion. He will examine results across multiple genres of student writing, and further test the ability of the model to predict scores on state writing assessments.Read more
NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use
Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment.Read more
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