Dads are more involved in parenting, but moms still put in more work.

CCEC Faculty Associate and Professor of Human Sciences and Psychology, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan’s research shows that even though significant progress has been made toward gender equality in parenting, more subtle inequalities remain. Many fathers – even those in the households most likely to have progressive views on parenting – have not achieved equality with mothers in key areas. Read her latest article in The Conversation.  Schoppe-Sullivan has received funding for her research from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Insitute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Science Foundation. Read More

Justice offers strategies for teaching reading skills in new national guide

Laura Justice, EHE Distinguished Professor, Teaching and Learning, and CCEC Executive Director, is one of a panel of national experts who has developed evidence-based recommendations to improve the reading skills of young students. The practice guide, Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade, can be used in the classroom to improve teaching and learning around phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and other academic language skills. Geared toward teachers, administrators and educators who want to improve their students’ foundational reading skill the guide includes four recommendations:  teach students academic language skills, including the use of inferential and... Read More

Research for Understanding from Pre-Kindergarten through High School

Researchers from the six teams that constitute Reading For Understanding Research Initiative, funded by the NCER in 20101, share insights from their studies. EHE Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning and Executive Director of the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Laura Justice, shares her early reading comprehension research in the latest U.S. Department of Education webinar: Laura begins her talk at 1:50:30 and ends at 2:11:38. Read More

Summer Success: Promoting Kindergarten Readiness

Ohio State's Office of Outreach and Engagement Impact Grant program has awarded $60k to SFCCEC to address the challenge of improving kindergarten readiness for children entering school. The summer camp is designed to bridge research and practice by developing, implementing and evaluating an innovative, comprehensive kindergarten readiness program to 4-year-old children within the Weinland Park community. The program's impact will be in the developing and testing of an approach to improving kindergarten readiness that can be employed across Columbus. Dr. Laura Justice leads the College of Education and Human Ecology team and community partners including: College of Arts and Sciences,... Read More

CCEC Faculty Affiliate awarded prestigious Fulbright honor

CCEC Faculty Affiliate, Sarah Gallo, assistant professor of teaching and learning, is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow. She is one of three Ohio State professors awarded this year’s prestigious award which offers grants to U.S. faculty and professionals for conducting research and lectures in international settings. “It is very exciting to see one of our young, outstanding faculty members recognized as a Fulbright Scholar,” said Sandra A. Stroot, interim chair of EHE’s Department of Teaching and Learning. “Dr. Gallo’s work addresses an important area of need in literature and her efforts will help us understand this population of children, their families... Read More

Justice named Editor-in-Chief of Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Laura Justice, EHE Distinguished Professor, Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, and The Schoenbaum Family Center has been named Editor-In-Chief of Early Childhood Research Quarterly for a three year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Justice is an expert in developmental vulnerabilities in language and literacy acquisition in young children. Her work focuses on teacher and parent interventions on children’s learning, including the effective use of storybooks. She also studies classroom quality in early childhood and how quality affects children’s gains within the classroom.   Read More