CREATE faculty and graduate students are currently working in the following areas: 

  • Informal language learning.
  • Teacher preparation and professional development for writing instruction.  
  • Teacher preparation in global contexts including Greece, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  • The application of Progressive early childhood philosophies in Hong Kong.
  • The cultural, linguistic, and policy considerations required for the translation of the Reggio Emilia Approach to American schools.
  • Systemic forces in the early lives of incarcerated Black men and women.
  • The experiences of refugees with young children.
  • Classroom power dynamics and the enactment of inquiry methods of instruction.
  • The professional pathways of teachers of children in kindergarten through third grade. 

Among other sites, faculty and graduate students are currently working in collaboration with: