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  • Reading to Children

    April 30, 2019

    In the eyes of a child who is learning how to read, touchscreen tablets and “smart” technology are no substitute for a living, breathing adult. At least, that’s according to new research by University of Delaware doctoral student Daniela Avelar. The co …

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  • A staff member in UD Center for Research Use in Education reads books with a child in the reading room of UD's Education Resource Center.

    Rethinking Connections Between Research and Practice

    March 18, 2019

    The use of educational research in practice is complex, notes Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, associate professor in the University of Delaware (UD) School of Education (SOE), and her coauthors in the opening paragraph of “Rethinking Connections Between Resea …

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  • A teacher works with a member of UD's Professional Development Center for Educators at a table in her classroom.

    Building Research-Practice Partnerships

    March 18, 2019

    Collaborative partnerships between practitioners in school districts and researchers in universities have the potential to address real-world issues in education by bridging the divide between research and practice. But, how do we build and maintain a …

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  • The Fractions Sense intervention team discusses classroom tools in their Fractions Lab.

    From Fractions Struggle to Fractions Success

    September 6, 2018

    For many elementary and middle school children, fractions are the scariest topic in their mathematics classroom. How can a fraction represent something larger than the number one? How can three-fifths be smaller than three-fourths when five is bigger t …

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