"I Feel, Therefore I Am: A Look at Social-Emotional Development in Tajikistan" presented by Associate Professor Kristen Bub

by jkellogg@illinois.edu   /   Sep 14, 2016

­Department of Educational Psychology Brownbag Seminar Series
Taking Educational Psychology Abroad

"I Feel, Therefore I Am: A Look at Social-Emotional Development in Tajikistan"

Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:00 – 12:50
22 Education Building

In this presentation I will discuss recent research I have been doing in Tajikistan in collaboration with the Aga Kahn Foundation. In particular, I will describe the process we used to determine the cultural and contextual relevance of existing social-emotional measures and discuss the development of a new measure for use in rural Tajik communities. Additionally, I will summarize findings from a preliminary study of the impacts of Early Childhood Education on children’s language, mathematics and social skill development and highlight how these findings informed an ongoing longitudinal impact study in Tajikistan. Finally, I will illustrate how we have taken this research and are using it to create sustainable practice in Tajik schools in an attempt to improve classroom quality across early childhood.