Talking to Children About Race, Gender, and Social Issues: Review and Recommendations
February 9, 2022
Children are born categorizers; they already notice different kinds of people and are being treated differently.
Educators and caregivers can foster safe, respectful conversations in age-appropriate ways; development research identifies benefits to providing simple descriptions of complex concepts, validating children’s emotions related to their lived experiences, and highlighting cultural strengths and positive experiences to belonging to social
EHR Advisory Committee
November 18, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee (AC) on Education and Human Resources (EHR) met on November 3-4 for its regular oversight of the Directorate’s mission and activities. The meeting focused on two themes: Innovation Through Partnership, and Innovation Through Broadening Participation.
After introducing new committee member Jeremy Roschelle, Acting Assistant Director (AD) Sylvia Butterfield provided an update on some staffing changesread more
Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the LGBTQ community as seen by the legalization of same-sex marriage, progress in HIV prevention and treatment, medical support for eradicating conversion therapy, among other advances. However, according to research by Jes L. Matsick, Britney M. Wardecker, and Flora Oswald in “Treat Sexual Stigma to Heal Health Disparities: Improvingread more
Bridging the Socio-Economic Divide in the Era of Covid
We’ve been told for eons that to get ahead you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
Not really, according to new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Data show, and 83 percent of Americans agree, that higher education is essential and “one of the most robust routes out of poverty,” Wendy R. Williams and Harmony A Reppond write in “More Than Just Hard Work: Educational Policies to Facilitate Economic Mobility.”
Yet in the world ofread more