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CREATE Research

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. 
  • Increasing representation of marginalized groups in museum exhibits.
  • Supporting families' conversations about science in out-of-school contexts

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

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