Integrating Literacy and Science Instruction Boosts Preschoolers’ Vocabulary and Science Knowledge

Teaching preschool children about insects and plants by reading them informational science books helps build both their vocabulary and knowledge of science concepts, finds a NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, published in the June issue of the Elementary School Journal, support combining literacy and science instruction in the classroom, enabling children to learn through text. […]

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 […]