Research Spotlight


Ed.D. interns’ concept paper a linchpin for collaboration with Durham Public Schools

Last August, School of Education Professor Catherine Marshall was looking for a group project for her six Educational Leadership interns.

Rune Simeonsson funded for Phase 3 of Transatlantic Consortium
First Transatlantic Fellow arrives from Sweden

A $180,000, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) has funded the third phase of the Transatlantic Consortium in Early Childhood Intervention, directed in the United States by Professor Rune Simeonsson since 2001.

New teaching approach helps K-1 readers

A funny thing happened when researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill set out to help children who were having trouble learning to read.

Jeff Greene receives Spencer Foundation funding

Jeff Greene, assistant professor of educational psychology, has received a one-year, $40,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for a study titled “Fostering Conceptual Understanding in Science Using Computer-Based Learning Environments: A Self-Regulated Learning Intervention.”

Making an Impact on Rural Education

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has become a national leader in improving education in the poorest rural schools, hosting the National Research Center on Rural Education Support funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.

Dana Griffin, John Galassi study parent perceptions in a rural middle school

Dana Griffin, assistant professor of school counseling, is working with her colleague John Galassi, professor of school counseling, to explore family-school-community collaboration in a rural middle school.

Leigh Hall examines sixth-grade students’ beliefs about reading

Leigh Hall, assistant professor of literacy studies, is examining sixth-grade students’ small group discussions about texts and reading instruction in their social studies class.

Jeff Greene investigates how to help students learn

Jeff Greene, assistant professor of educational psychology, is investigating how to help students learn about science through the use of computers.