Steinhardt Professors Teach UNICEF Early Childhood MOOC, Reaching Learners Around the World

A new course not bound by geographic location, nor the number of desks in a classroom, is ramping up for its second global offering to students this month. The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development is a massive open online course, or MOOC, that covers innovations in science-based early childhood development […]

Steinhardt Doctoral Students Awarded NAE-Spencer Fellowship for Research on Urban and International Education

Alexandra Freidus and Sarah Kabay, doctoral students at NYU Steinhardt, are the recipients of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation fellowships.  The $27,500 award supports scholars whose dissertations bring a fresh perspective on education. Freidus’ dissertation focuses on schools in New York City; Kabay’s topic is universal education in Uganda. Alexandra Freidus’ dissertation is Race, Class, […]

Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University. The study of Syrian refugee children, presented by researchers on June 6 at BAU […]

Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, highlights an innovative approach to embracing community resources – tapping volunteers to act as therapists. “Given […]

In Hong Kong, NYU Students Forge Pathways to Urban Sustainability

Hong Kong has a unique landscape that juxtaposes towering skyscrapers with coastal wetlands, densely populated city blocks with fishing villages. The landscape was an ideal setting for a Steinhardt Global Affairs graduate offering this spring focusing on Hong Kong’s urban ecosystem. The course was taught by Raul Lejano, associate professor of environmental conservation education, who […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt:  Elisabeth King on the Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Steinhardt’s new interdisciplinary minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is geared toward undergraduate students who want to better understand the world today and contribute to global peace efforts.  Students in the program will be studying with faculty members who have their fingers on the pulse of state of the world, who will lead them in […]

Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders Convene at NYU Steinhardt

Israeli and U.S. higher education leaders met last week at New York University for a three-day meeting to foster a community of purpose among Israeli research universities and colleges. The attendees included eight Israeli university and college presidents, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt.  The event was led by Ann Marcus, director […]

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 […]

Dana Burde Wins Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Dana Burde, associate professor of international education, has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde’s award is her 2014 book “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan” (Columbia […]

Selçuk Şirin Delivers NYU’s Jacob K. Javits Lecture on the Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

Selçuk Şirin, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, delivered the 2016 Jacob K. Javits Lecture at NYU on November 14th.  In his speech, “Syrian Refugee Children: Food and Shelter is Not the Answer,” Şirin discussed the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children and insights gleaned from his ongoing projects studying immigrant children. Şirin is […]