Need A Back to School Expert?

Article ID: 566782

Released: 23-Jul-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Delaware

Newswise — The following experts from the University of Delaware (UD) are available to offer comment on back to school issues:

TOPIC: Drug and Alcohol Abuse in KidsTOPIC: Teen Sexual ActivityTOPIC: Youth Violence (Bullying, Dating Violence)

Roberta GealtAssociate Scientist in UD’s Center for Drug and Alcohol StudiesSpecializes in youth behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse, delinquency, teen dating violence and domestic violence.

TOPIC: “Common Core” Standards (New Standardized Testing Benchmarks)

Bonnie AlbertsonResearcher in the Delaware Center for Teacher EducationCan discuss integrating common core standards

TOPIC: “Common Core” Standards (New Standardized Testing Benchmarks)

Christine EvansCoordinator in the Delaware Center for Teacher EducationCan discuss integrating common core standards

TOPIC: Transitioning to College

Jonathan LewisPsychologist, UD’s Center for Counseling and Student DevelopmentConducts UD’s program presented to parents at new student orientations about easing transition.

TOPIC: Parenting

Pat Tanner NelsonProfessor of Food and Resource EconomicsA certified family life educator, Nelson contributes to extension.org, a national web site, offering her expert advice for the site's Parenting section.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids to Read

Rachel KleinAssociate Professor of EducationCan discuss best practices in teaching reading to young children and children with reading difficulties.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids Math

Nancy JordanProfessor of EducationSpecializes in learning difficulties in mathematics and early predictors of success.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids to Write

Bonnie AlbertsonResearcher in the Delaware Center for Teacher EducationWork focuses on literacy and writing instruction.

TOPIC: Teaching Kids LanguageTOPIC: Preschool Education

Roberta GolinkoffProfessor of EducationSpeaks all over the world on the topics of language development and the importance of play in a child’s development.

TOPIC: School Security

Aaron KupchikAssociate Professor of Sociology and Criminal JusticeResearches school disciplinary tactics, such as police in schools and zero tolerance policies. His new book, “Homeroom Security,” details why he believes schools punish kids too harshly.

TOPIC: Special Education

Gary AllisonAssistant Professor of EducationWorks with families of students who have severe/profound/multiple disabilities and students with autism spectrum disorders.

TOPIC: Standardized TestingTOPIC: Educational Policy

Robert HampelProfessor of EducationWell versed in the history of American high schools and standardized testing.


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