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CEHD Vision 2020
Improving Lives Through Education and Human Development Research
Improving Lives Through Education and Human Development Research
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If we are committed to helping our LGBTQ students, we need to make more thoughtful decisions about the messages that we send about sexual orientation and gender in the classroom. While our educational system has made attempts to be more inclusive of LGBTQ students in recent years, too often we are excluding them in the […]

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Global education experiences can be transformative for college students, helping them expand their world and gain valuable skills they can apply in an increasingly international economy. However, too often these experiences have been available to a small group of students. Inclusive education has been central to my work and research for a long time. After […]

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I’ve been a family therapist for years, and have never spoken out about politics in a professional capacity before – until now. Our profession has traditionally kept its focus […]

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When I taught reading and writing to sixth grade students at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, CA, I began to notice a pattern that supported research I had previously read. My students who had parents […]

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Continued efforts to improve educational equity in our school systems has led to taking a careful and measured look at special education disparities. When I did fieldwork at a school in Phoenix – a place with fairly substantial achievement gaps and stereotypical educational disparities – I noticed that the special education classroom had a higher [...]

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A regular yoga practice has been shown to have tremendous health benefits, but too often it can be daunting to those who feel intimidated by yoga due to their weight, physical limitations, race, gender, or orientation. It’s time to change that. I recently conducted a pilot study with African American women and yoga that shows […]

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At University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), we’re always researching and developing new techniques and interventions teachers can use in their classrooms to better educate our next generation of students. We are furthering this commitment by taking steps to make sure that our leading research doesn’t stay within the walls of […]

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The University of Minnesota CEHD’s TRIO Programs have been helping create opportunities for students from underserved and culturally diverse communities at the high school, college and postgraduate levels. This year marks the anniversaries of three of TRIO’s most well-known and long-running programs: Upward Bound (50 years), Student Support Services (40 years) and McNair Scholars (25 […]

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While most education leaders agree that more culturally relevant curriculums will help address the opportunity gap, too often these discussions center on individual teachers, classroom teaching techniques and curriculum. While I think these are important to the conversation, they too often ignore the systemic roots of the problem. When I began my career as a […]

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Role models are important to human development. When a person consciously exhibits specific behavior in the hope that it will be imitated, this is referred to as “modeling.” This guide explains the principles of modeling and the conditions under which it can be expected [...]
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