Early Childhood Development in Syrian Refugee Communities: Hope for a Future of Peace and Stability

Trying to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems is by all means no cake walk. It requires patience, humility, creativity, and hope. The Syrian conflict has displaced millions of people; many have lost everything: loved ones, their homes, and their livelihoods. Countless families are trying to rebuild a life and provide a future […]

BLOG: Additional Insights – Assessing Heterogeneity of Impact

In June 2015, Global TIES for Children held its first Summer Training Institute for international research fellows at New York University Abu Dhabi. This Institute is part of a larger Hewlett Foundation funded project entitled Additional Insights: 21st Century Strategies to Promote Economic Empowerment and Child Development Globally – short, AddInn. This post showcases activities […]

BLOG: Selecting Indicators of Healthy Early Childhood Development

On the Al Jazeera TV news this evening, Dr Priscilla Atwani Idele, a statistics expert at UNICEF HQ in New York, with considerable field experience in sub-Saharan Africa, was interviewed on the remarkable reduction of infant mortality around the world since 1990. Over the past 25 years the rate has been reduced by more than […]

BLOG: PREVENTING VIOLENCE – MAYBE COMMUNITIES KNOW BETTER

This is a re-post. Find the original here. A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence? InSight Crime , CC BY-NC Email Twitter37 Facebook0 LinkedIn1 Print A child in Rivera Hernandez is 85 times more likely to be murdered than a […]

“Center for Global Development” Blog: What Next for Global Education Research? Twenty-Five of the Best Ideas We Could Find

7/2/15 – by Lee Crawfurd and Justin Sandefur Full Post. A couple weeks ago we got to spend two days listening to an all-star line-up of education researchers present the current state of the art in “Research on Improving Systems of Education,” akaRISE. Here’s what we learned. Avoidable failure School systems are failing, and we don’t […]

BLOG: VALIDATING A U.S. TOOL TO ASSESS QUALITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN CHILE

This blog provides an overview of the main findings of a recently published article in Child Development, “Teacher-Child Interactions in Chile and their Associations with Prekindergarten Outcomes” by Diana Leyva, Christina Weiland, Clara Barata, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Catherine Snow, Ernesto Trevino, and Andrea Rolla. To receive a copy of the full article, email Diana Leyva. Chilean preschool […]