The vast majority of teens spend more time bargaining with their parents than contending with the challenges of becoming one. A few, however, face the realities of parenthood – and preparing their own children for preschool before even finishing high school.
After years of advancing research on early childhood education, CYFS Director Susan Sheridan recently helped chronicle the state of the science in the latest edition of a handbook recognized as a standard-bearer for the field.
Sheridan served as co-associate editor for the newly published fifth edition of the “Handbook of Early Childhood Education,” a 634-page publication that reviews current research on early education and identifies its implications for practice and policy.
CYFS Faculty Affiliate Carolyn Pope Edwards received the University of Nebraska’s 2012 Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award during the April 11 University-wide Teaching, Research and Engagement Awards Luncheon in Lincoln, Neb.
Edwards, a Willa Cather Professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and Department of Psychology, was one of two recipients of the award. It recognizes a sustained record of outstanding research or creative activity of national / international significance conducted by full-time faculty members at the University of Nebraska. The annual award dates back to 1978.
Two internationally recognized faculty affiliates of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools clarified popular misconceptions about dyslexia during an April 2 Creating Connections Speaker Series presentation.
As ever-younger children grow up with cell phones, tablet computers and photorealistic video games, a CYFS researcher has co-edited a new book designed to help educators teach students using another technology: robotics.
CYFS Research Associate Professor Gwen Nugent teamed up with three University of Nebraska researchers, including two CYFS faculty affiliates, to edit and contribute to the recently published “Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning.”
An internationally recognized scholar spoke about the benefits of outdoor environments for children during a Feb. 21 presentation co-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.
Two CYFS student affiliates will present their research – and immerse themselves in an “East meets West” culture – when they depart for a week-long visit to Hong Kong on Nov. 29.
Amanda Witte and Kadie Dooley, both doctoral candidates in the Department of Educational Psychology, were among four students recently selected to present research papers at the University of Hong Kong’s Postgraduate Research Conference on Dec. 3.