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Fabienne Doucet

Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education (On Leave 2019-2021)

Teaching and Learning

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Fabienne Doucet is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Urban Education in the department of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Born in Spain, raised in Haiti, and migrating to the U.S. at the age of ten, Doucet embodies a hybrid identity that is mirrored in her interdisciplinary approach to examining how immigrant and U.S.-born children of color and their families navigate education in the United States. A critical ethnographer, Doucet specifically studies how taken-for-granted beliefs, practices, and values in the U.S. educational system position linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse children and families at a disadvantage, and seeks active solutions for meeting their educational needs. Doucet has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

Dr. Doucet is on leave while serving as a Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation. The Foundation funds research on the well-being of young people ages 5-25.

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Programs

Early Childhood Education

Our degrees will prepare you to create quality care for all children by developing your teaching practice as a reflective practitioner and researcher.

Courses

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

Emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge of adolescent development to classroom teaching. Strategies for general and special education teachers to meet thecognitive, emotional, and social needs of adolescents in urban contexts. Focus on differentiating instruction to maximize learning opportunities and outcomes for all learners across ethnicity, race, national origin, linguistic competencies, ability status, learning styles, sexual orientation, gender, and social class. Issues of curriculum development, instructional planning, classroom management, and use of technology. Methods for collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Course #
TCHL-GE 2515
Units
2
Term
Fall, January, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Diana Turk , Fabienne Doucet ,
Department

Dissertation Proposal Seminar I

Evaluation & development of research proposals by doctoral students.
Course #
APSY-GE 3001
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Fabienne Doucet , Shabnam Javdani ,
Department

Issues in Early Childhood Education

Addresses both historical and contemporary perspectives of child development, as they relate to early childhood programs. Focus on societal contexts, including culture and international perspectives, refugee and immigrant issues, intergenerational child rearing issues, and economics and political policies, as they relate to early childhood programs, including programs for learners with special needs and learners of English as an additional language. Consideration of research and its impact on early childhood programs, with particular attention to advocacy.
Course #
ECED-GE 2024
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Fabienne Doucet ,
Department