Young people have played an integral role in almost every important political movement in history. Although social media can help to foreground and coordinate youth activism, before the teens from Stoneman Douglas High School took to Twitter to advocate for gun control and created a movement and before African American teens nationwide spoke out against violence and racism against Black people as part of #BlackLivesMatter, youth were central to the United States Civil Righ...
What do children think, feel, and do when they visit sites associated with human death and suffering?
* Can exhibits cause children to experience distress?
* How do museum professionals strike a balance between protecting children and telling history as it happened?
* What are the best ways to help children understand an act of terrorism ?
Stop by my office on a Friday afternoon, and you will find my undergraduate research team members scribblin...
Name: James Doyle
Job Title: Executive Director, Higher Achievement Pittsburgh
EdD Cohort/Year: 2017
I chose the Pitt EdD/OSL ARCO because : I have been working professionally in the out-of-school time field for over five years. As the Executive Director of Higher Achievement Pittsburgh, a college-focused after-school and summer program for middle school students, the OSL EdD program helps me to frame our work in context of existing research around middle scho...
Carol O’Donnell is the director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, which is dedicated to transforming the learning and teaching of science in P–12 classrooms throughout the nation and the world. O’Donnell is responsible for all operational activities and planning for the unit, including building awareness for preschool through 12th-grade science-education reform, conducting programs that support the professional growth of P–12 teachers and school leaders, and ov...