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Families, Schools and Child Development

Dean's Global Honors Seminar

In this undergraduate seminar, students will examine the complex relationships between family and school systems in the United States and the United Kingdom. We will be examining family-school connections, by taking a look at the nature of both systems as they relate to child development. The course begins with an introduction to the developmental-ecological-systems perspective. We will then consider existing theories regarding family engagement in children’s education, review empirical studies testing aspects of these theories, and consider school policies and practices. Case studies will be used to generate questions and discussion. 

Meets the Societies & Social Sciences Core requirement.


Fall seminar: NYU Washington Square

January travel: NYU London

Travel Dates

January 2025, exact dates to be announced


Adina Schick, Clinical Associate Professor of Applies Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology


Accepted students will be sent a permission code to register for the following course in Albert:

  • APSY-UE 1278, section 095 (Class #TBA) Families, Schools and Child Development (4 credits)

This course is offered through the Department of Applied Psychology.