The Center for the Study of Diversity and the Delaware Center for Teacher Education announce the recipients of the 2018 Collaborative Grant Program.
CSD and DCTE developed an exciting collaboration to help support the work of teacher preparation faculty, or instructional staff, interested in exploring a line of inquiry, climate-related issue, or curriculum innovation focused on promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion for education stakeholders. This year, the Center for the Study of Diversity and the Delaware Center for Teacher Education offered small grants to support faculty and instructional staff research, curriculum, climate, analysis, and public scholarship projects. With these funds, the Centers aim to facilitate a wider understanding of the social and academic impacts of diversity, and to inform and support equitable practices within our teacher preparation community. The Centers sought proposals that are exclusively focused on some aspect of teacher preparation in the context of the University of Delaware and/or the local schools where preservice teachers and university faculty and staff work. They encouraged scholars to make connections between their proposals and specific aspects of campus climate mentioned in the "Inclusive Excellence: Action Plan for Diversity at UD" and/or President Assanis' Strategic Principle of "Building an Environment of Inclusive Excellence".
This year's recipients are:
- Drs. Tia Navalene Barnes and Bridgette Johnson of Human Development and Family Sciences; "Examining the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy in Delivering Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices"
Drs. Tia Barnes and Bridgette Johnson, Assistant Professors in Human Development and Family Sciences, received funding from the CSD/DCTE Collaborative Grant Program to support their study of Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher candidates’ emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, and their self-efficacy in using culturally responsive practices in teaching social emotional competencies. They will collect online surveys from current juniors and seniors in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program this spring semester. This information will be used to: (a) inform work around cultural competence and emotional intelligence with ECE students and (b) examine the relationships between these constructs.
- Drs. Deborah Bieler, Melva Ware, and Angela Winand (English, Urban Affairs & Public Policy, and History, respectively) for "Delaware Historical Society and UD English Education Freedom Schools Partnership"
UD English Education majors will develop and implement a curriculum for Freedom School Scholars to conduct an oral history project. The goal of this collaboration with the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage is to complete ten interviews and create museum interpretations for use in the Journey to Freedom exhibition. Over seven weeks, teams of middle and high school students will research “Wilmington 1968,” and focus on the stories of residents of the West Center City and East Side neighborhoods, particularly those who were high school students in the city that year and directly impacted by the curfew imposed.