Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
Early Childhood Learning; Poverty and Child Development; Child Development and Social Policy around the Globe; Teacher Professional Development; Program Evaluation
Sharon Wolf is an expert in child development and how early family and school environments affect learning outcomes. She studies the links between poverty, social policies, education, and child development through experimental and quasi-experimental methods. This work includes assessing the role high-quality education plays in bolstering development for children who face adversity. Wolf is currently partnering with Innovations for Poverty Action and the Ministry of Education in Ghana to improve that quality of the country’s universal kindergarten education system.
Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.