University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children’s mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap. Children's Mental and Emotional Health KEVIN STARK Professor, Department of Educational Psychology… » Continue Reading
Sex-segregated schooling is not superior to coeducational schooling and carries the risk of exaggerating sexism and gender stereotyping, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.
African American Teenagers More Supportive of Affirmative Action, School Desegregation Than White Youth, Study Finds
African American teenagers are significantly more supportive than whites of affirmative action and school desegregation, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.
February marks the celebration of Black History Month, a remembrance of important people and events in African American history.
First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how… » Continue Reading
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to address issues ranging from college binge drinking behavior to social anxiety to classroom bullying.
Children Aware of White Male Monopoly on White House; Youngest Citizens Say Exclusion Due to Voter Prejudice
Challenging the idea that children live in a color or gender blind world, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals most elementary-school-age children are aware there has been no female, African-American or Hispanic President of the United States. And, many of the children attribute the lack of representation to discrimination.
From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes
Adults often think children live in a color or gender blind world, but children begin to detect race during their first year of life and show signs of stereotyping by age three, says psychologist Rebecca Bigler, director of The University of Texas at Austin's Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab. Bigler researches the formation and consequences… » Continue Reading
Challenging the idea that racism education could be harmful to students, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin found the results of learning about historical racism are primarily positive. The study appears in the November/December issue of the journal Child Development.