Projects

Below is a list of education projects conducted by the ERS, Affiliated Faculty, or other Princeton Researchers.

Is English-only or dual-language instruction in preschool more effective at preparing dual-language learners (DLLs) for kindergarten and elementary school?

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a longitudinal study which follows a cohort of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 (roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents).

This project will evaluate a nationwide program in the Dominican Republic of construction that will vastly improve public school infrastructure.

This project will evaluate develop a series of interventions to reduce dropout rates and raise take up of scholarships and higher education among talented but poor youths. 

This project will evaluate several education policies, with an emphasis on reducing dropout rates and raising the take up of scholarships to go to college. Child labor is a main focus.

This study will analyze different predictors for teachers’ performance and will evaluate the different ways of producing quality teachers in the context of developing countries.

Working closely to the Ministry of Education in Chile we are helping to design a new admissions centralized system for primary schools.

This project is investigation how families interact with the centralized admissions system.

Babies and toddlers have an amazing ability to learn language, in part because they spend a lot of time listening, looking, and interacting with caregivers.

The Preschool Research Network (PRN)  is a small, diverse group of districts and researchers committed to processing and disseminating information as well as conducting research to guide preschool policies and practice.

Recent theory and empirical research suggests that the problem of widespread and cyclical social conflict in schools, often labeled a “climate” of conflict, is driven by students’ perceptions of a school-wide collective norms supporting conflict.

Our study brings an innovative method to research on the family life of young, preschool children (about 3 years old).