Study by Erin Godfrey Finds Open and Honest Classroom Discussion Can Foster Critical Consciousness

Critical consciousness – the ability to critically read social conditions, feel empowered to make change in one’s community, and actually participate in these change efforts – is an important part of youth’s civic development. It is also a source of strength for disadvantaged youth that contributes to their well-being. Steinhardt’s Erin Godfrey, assistant professor of […]

How to Bake a Pumpkin Pie: A Teachable Moment with Alumna Leanne Brown and NYU President John Sexton

Just in time for Thanksgiving, NYU food studies alumna Leanne Brown (MA ’14) returns to Steinhardt’s teaching kitchen to bake a classic pumpkin pie—with a little help from President John Sexton. For more on Brown, her cookbooks, and her campaign to make simple, delicious recipes accessible to all, visit www.leannebrown.com. And to recreate her dish for […]

Open Letter from Steinhardt Professors and Peers Encourages Investing in Early Childhood Education

On November 12, more than 500 researchers and academics from across the country, along with the National Institute for Early Education Research and the First Five Years Fund, released an open letter urging policymakers to support greater investments in high-quality early childhood education. The letter cites evidence in human development, psychology, education, and economics – […]

When Patient and Therapist Play Themselves: Robert Landy, Playwright and Drama Therapist, Talks about ‘Borderline’

At NYU Steinhardt, the conversation starter of the season is the musical, Borderline, which runs four nights at the Provincetown Playhouse.  The play, starring Jill Powell (as patient) and Cecilia Dintino, Ph.D. (as therapist), is the story of Powell’s ten-year treatment with Dintino for borderline personality disorder.  The play is like any 50-minute session – complicated […]

NYU Steinhardt to Support Pre-K for All

NYU Steinhart’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is partnering with the New York City Department of Education and the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity to provide educators with the tools they need to monitor and support the quality of universal pre-K programs. In September, New York City launched an ambitious expansion of […]