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    Reading instruction

    July 29, 2022

    Teaching children to read is complex, and there are different approaches to teaching literacy, with some methods focusing on phonics and others focusing more heavily on language comprehension. Research has shown, however, that the most effective instruction includes explicit instruction in both.

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  • In Memoriam: Beverly McLain

    July 14, 2022

    Beverly Baker McLain, retired senior secretary in the School of Education of the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development, died on May 16, 2022. She was 79. Ms. McLain joined the School of Education in 1986 and retired in 2005. …

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  • Chrystalla Mouza portrait

    School of Education Director to become Dean of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Education

    July 7, 2022

    Following an esteemed career in the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), Chrystalla Mouza, distinguished professor and director of the School of Education (SOE), and professor of Computer and Information Sciences, …

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    A Novel Approach to Teaching Algebra

    May 19, 2022

    Unlike other elementary and middle school mathematics courses, algebra begins to introduce abstract relationships and ideas. While textbooks attempt to give students real-world illustrations of these new concepts, many students struggle to match what t …

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  • Spencer Foundation Awards

    May 12, 2022

    Three faculty members in the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development have received research grants from the Spencer Foundation. The Small Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to the …

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  • The student award winners with dean Gary T. Henry at CEHD's 2022 Steele Symposium.

    Steele Symposium Celebrates Student Research

    May 9, 2022

    On April 29, the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) hosted the annual Marion H. Steele Symposium to share and celebrate the innovative research of its undergraduate and graduate students in education, human development and related discip …

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  • I Heart UD Giving Day

    May 2, 2022

    I Heart UD Giving Day May 4, 2022 I Heart UD Giving Day is an opportunity for the UD community to collectively support faculty, staff and student-led causes, programs and initiatives that matter most to them. Together, the UD community can make a lasti …

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  • Literacy Lessons

    May 2, 2022

    Teachers and prospective teachers often want to include topics about equity and social justice in their classrooms — and are expected to do so under national education standards — but adding new material to their already crowded instructional schedules …

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  • University of Delaware AERA Participants and Reception

    April 22, 2022

    You are invited to attend a special reception hosted by the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development as part of this year’s AERA Conference in San Diego, California. AERA Reception Friday, April 22, 2022 6 to 8 p.m. Skybox at …

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  • Do Cell Phones Distract Us From Interacting with our Kids?

    April 8, 2022

    Over the last several years, many researchers in early childhood education have focused on the amount of screen time that children receive each day and how it may affect their learning or development. But, what about the amount of time that a parent or …

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