The future of education lies in the mutual consideration of complex factors that affect education inputs and outcomes. From New York to Lebanon, our researchers examine the social-emotional development of children, observe and strengthen classroom interactions, enhance parental decision-making, and improve educational opportunities for all children. Faculty across disciplines collaborate and apply their expertise to tackle the pressing education questions of our time. An interdisciplinary approach to education and child development allows IHDSC to support children, families, teachers, and leaders, and to envision long-term solutions that inform education policy and practice in local, national, and global contexts.
Science Education Through a Radical Citizen Science Approach
The goal of this project is to work with visitors of a science museum on a study on a language science topic of interest to them. Researchers will invite them to come up with research questions, hypotheses, and experimental design, and help carry out data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
The IHDSC Seed Award Program
IHDSC is committed to funding new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise and further the mission of the Institute. Eligible applicants may receive up to $20,000 in research support.Learn More about the IHDSC Seed Award
Education & Child Development Faculty
This list includes faculty who are involved in an active project, award or working group through IHDSC in the 2020-21 academic year. For a full list of our affiliates, please visit our Faculty Affiliate Network page.
Featured Blog Posts
IHDSC interviewed Drs. Erin Godfrey (director of IHDSC and associate professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt) and Andrew Cavanagh (director of Research and Evaluation at Educational Alliance) to discuss the process of developing their research partnership.
Educational interventions in New York City have attempted to address racial and socioeconomic disparities in college enrollment, workplace entry, and diversity pipelines for decades. In light of this, the NYU College & Career Lab (CCL) seeks to ignite students' interests and passions and activate their career desires by exposing them to the wide range of career opportunities available to them and to the diversity that exists within them.
This summer, Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders’ Unity Task Forces released a set of policy recommendations that covered topics from climate change to immigration. Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa served as a member of the Unity Task Force on Education and enlisted five students to assist his research into the education policies outlined in the Task Force’s final report. IHDSC interviewed the students about their experience.