Interracial Friendships Decrease Over Time in Elementary and Middle School, with Teachers Playing a Hidden Role

As elementary and middle school students progress in school, they are less likely to have friends of a different race, even from the beginning to the end of a single school year, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. The study, published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence, also suggests that teachers may make […]

NYU Steinhardt Creates New Technology Enhanced Graduate Programs

It started last spring in a meeting room at NYU, where a group of faculty members began to reimagine teacher education.  It took shape in a Silicon Valley conference room where six professors gathered, sticky notes in hand, to craft a curriculum to prepare the next generation of teachers. In the fall, they shared their […]

African American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race – when talking with their young preschool-aged children about race, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. The findings are published online in the Journal of Early Childhood Research. Ethnic-racial […]

Books from Our Faculty: Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues

Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues, 3rd Edition Edited by Lawrence Balter and Catherine S. Tamis-LaMonda Psychology Press, 2016 This third edition of Child Psychology, edited by Steinhardt professor emeritus Lawrence Balter and Steinhardt professor Catherine Tamis-LaMonda, covers infancy, childhood, and adolescence, the book addresses contemporary research on specific areas of development, such as […]

Study by Kathleen Ziol-Guest Finds Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

A new NYU Steinhardt study published in the journal AERA Open looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates between high- and low-income students shrunk, inequality may have shifted to higher education, with gaps growing in college attendance and completion. The last 35 years have been marked by […]

NYU Steinhardt Announces Education Solutions Initiative

NYU Steinhardt, the nation’s oldest university-based school of teaching and learning, announces the Education Solutions Initiative to inform, support, and challenge policymakers to make meaningful progress on resolving the critical issues facing students and educators. After years of discussion and debate, the new national Every Student Succeeds Act creates the impetus for achieving consensus at […]

This Week at NYU Steinhardt: Graduation at the Beacon Theater

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2,076 undergraduate and master’s degree recipients at NYU Steinhardt will receive their diplomas at three separate ceremonies at New York City’s Beacon Theater.  Last week, 108 students received advanced degrees at the school’s annual Doctoral Convocation, which began with a procession through Washington Square Park. At the events, the NYU Steinhardt […]