Recently Funded Projects
The University of North Carolina's postdoctoral research program will provide postdoctoral fellows with extensive research training in special education with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the efficacy of interventions and instructional practices for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The overarching goal of this program is to prepare four fellows (with 2 years of training each) to conduct high-quality special education research related to children and youth with ASD.
This project is designed to provide a statewide evaluation of the NC Pre-K Program. The primary research questions addressed include who is served by the NC Pre-K Program, what are the characteristics and quality of services provided, and what are the outcomes for children attending the program. Data are gathered from multiple sources including classroom observations, teacher surveys, child assessments, and monthly program reports.
In this NC Quest project, the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill will partner with Bertie County Schools to provide intensive literacy instruction professional development to 30 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers and 120 of their struggling readers at approximately 4 schools in one high-need local educational agency.