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School of Education

  • Associate Professor Charles Hohensee, a joint faculty in the School of Education and Mathematics Education Research, is running a summer math program at UD for 15-20 local high school students as part of a $750,000 NSF grant. Photographed for a story in UDaily and to promote his research.

    Learning Backward

    August 5, 2019

    Have you ever learned something new only to realize that it’s caused you to forget something old? You’re not alone, said Charles Hohensee, associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. The phenomenon, known as “backward …

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  • An elementary class at Warner Elementary poses for a group photo with a community police officer.

    Connecting the Classroom with the Community

    July 8, 2019

    How can K-12 teachers connect their students’ personal, lived experiences to an often mandated, impersonal, and standards-based curriculum? This question becomes even more pressing for teachers who are working in underperforming schools with student po …

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  • This image shows a photo of Janine de Novias and a word bubble with classroom vocabulary, language from her research, and the names of black writers.

    Brave Community

    May 28, 2019

    In today’s political climate, marked by the Black Lives movement and other protests, conversations about race are difficult to have, especially as social media often fuels racial tensions rather than fostering productive dialogue. “In lives dominated b …

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  • UD Grad Students Share Broad Range of Research

    May 21, 2019

    To learn more about the wide range of research University of Delaware graduate students are doing in UD’s 51 doctoral programs and 131 master’s degree programs, you could go from lab to lab asking questions or try to catch up with these researchers ove …

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  • Transforming Learners into Leaders

    May 3, 2019

    Ask any professor, and they’ll tell you the groundbreaking research that will guide education policy for the next generation of leaders rarely begins with a lucrative book deal. More often than not, it begins in classrooms as graduate and undergraduate …

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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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