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  • Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – But Is It Too Much?
    Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, suggest that support may be experienced as pressure and that stereotyping Asian Americans as high achievers […] (Read Story)
  • International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children
    “I am always searching for opportunities to bring the real world into my classroom,” says Elisabeth King, associate professor of international education and politics. “I want to give our students, who are so passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world, the opportunity to see the wonder and the challenges of their engagement.” Last […] (Read Story)
  • Inside Books: Building a New Educational State by Joan Malczewski
    Building a New Educational State Joan Malczewski, Associate Professor of History and Social Studies In her new book, Building a New Educational State (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Malczewski explores the transformation of black education in North Carolina and Mississippi during the Jim Crow era. Drawing on extensive archival research, Malczewski shows the work behind the […] (Read Story)
  • Study Finds Drop in Mothers Physically Disciplining Children
    Mothers in the U.S. are less likely to report spanking their children today than they were several decades ago, while nonphysical discipline methods like time-outs have become more prevalent, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago. The study is published in the December issue of the […] (Read Story)
  • Charter Schools Enroll More Girls, with Boys More Likely to Leave
    Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a new study by New York University researchers. The study, published in the journal Educational Policy, is the first to examine gender differences […] (Read Story)
  • Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes
    Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and ethnic […] (Read Story)
  • The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality
    Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, […] (Read Story)
  • Researchers Develop a Method to Shorten Patient Reported Outcome Assessment
    An international group of researchers have developed a novel approach to improving how patient reported outcomes – which assess health based on the patient’s perspective – are measured, without having them answer a dozen unnecessary questions. The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, created an abbreviated form of the Cochin Hand Function […] (Read Story)
  • Books from Our Faculty: Between Church and State by James Fraser
    How is the ongoing controversy about the place—or lack of place—of religion in public schools playing out today in the United States? Prayer spaces, creationism in the classroom, and how public funding is used in private religious schools are a few of the subjects at the center of today’s debates. In Between Church and State: […] (Read Story)
  • Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills
    Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research […] (Read Story)