Research in Action: Western Education's Research Report
Volume 3, Issue 1 - Fall 2014
Western University's Faculty of Education would like to extend a warm welcome to three new researchers and faculty members, Claire Crooks, Isha DeCoito and Shannon Stewart.
Dr. Claire Crooks is a psychologist who focuses on bridging the gap between research and practice relating to the healthy development of children and youth. She explains that it is important to scientifically evaluate programs that promote healthy relationships and prevent violence because, despite good intentions, some programs actually do more harm than good. Research helps inform which programs work, how to implement them effectively and how to “thoughtfully adapt” them when necessary.
Dr. Isha DeCoito combines her background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with an interest in a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving, and an integrated, holistic approach to teaching. She currently has three research projects under way.
Dr. Shannon Stewart is also a psychologist and interRAI Research Fellow. InterRAI is "an international collaborative to improve the quality of life of vulnerable persons through a seamless comprehensive assessment system." Stewart not only belongs to this consortium with clinicians and researchers from 35 countries world-wide, she also leads the global development of mental health tools for child and youth populations.
In this issue:
- The power behind words: Raising awareness of how we use and perceive language
- Global perspective: International service learning and study abroad programs
- Mental health literacy: Arming the front line to help our children
- Shining stars: Considering culturally and linguistically diverse children in a new light
- Researchers in the community
We hope you enjoy this edition of Research in Action!
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