Study: Early start on social skills keys better behavior
Feb 23 2016
Placing a greater emphasis on social skills in early childhood education than is currently the norm could significantly reduce antisocial or aggressive behaviors later in life, new research from the University of Washington College of Education finds.
The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research examining resiliency and African American girls in the foster system also appears in the online version of the magazine.
STEM career gap project featured at White House event
Nov 9 2015
A University of Washington project that aims to create a STEM career pipeline for low-income and immigrant youth in West Seattle will be featured during the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools this week.
When Emma Elliott received a call from her sister-in-law in early 2012 regarding a friend’s partner who had just committed suicide, she was uncertain how to respond. They talked about how traditional Cowichan healing practices and stories could help and were interested in learning about how this issue was handled by their community in the past.
Won-Fong Johnson joined the UW College of Education in September as clinic director and assistant professor with the school psychology program. Johnson is a nationally-certified school psychologist who earned her PhD at University of California, Santa Barbara.