NYU Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education
The Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education at New York University focuses on examining the intersection between culture and developmental processes as they influence school readiness and educational outcomes among children and youth from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our work focuses on three interrelated components of education - engagement, learning, and performance. Engagement refers to active participation and involvement in school-related activities, and attitudes about achievement. Learning refers to the process of acquiring knowledge or skills relevant to school readiness and academic success. Performance refers to academic outcomes, such as grades or standardized test scores.