Violence and Schools:
New Findings and Emerging Questions from
across the Disciplines



IHDSC Spring 2013 Conference
Friday, April 12, 2013
Followed by reception
The Wasserman Center, 2nd Floor
133 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003
(between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue)

* For the conference agenda, please click here. *

How does violence in our schools and communities affect learning?  It is a complex question which requires research and theory on topics ranging from classroom management to brain development. This conference is an attempt to bring together a diverse set of scholars who will provide unique perspectives on the following broad set of questions:

  1. How do various forms of violence affect learning, behavior, academic achievement, and cognitive development?
  2. How do individuals respond to the threat or fear of violence, and how might the physiological or emotional responses of students affect learning or behavior?
  3. What have we learned from interventions in classrooms or schools and public policies implemented in cities, states, or the nation?
  4. What are the implications of the research on violence and education for our understanding of educational inequality and educational policy?

NYU’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change has fostered an environment in which researchers from multiple disciplines come together to share their research, their specialized knowledge, and their unique skills in the study of child development. In this spirit, this conference will bring together a set of remarkable researchers from a variety of disciplines to focus on violence and our educational system.

Please RSVP to by Friday, March 29.