Category: Faculty

Barbershop: Nike Recalls ‘Racist’ Air Max Shoe

July 8, 2019

This isn’t the first time that fashion and politics have collided,” says Cooper. “A few years ago, Gucci put out a style or image on one of their pieces of clothing that was resembling of the minstrel show, which was highly offensive to African Americans in the United States. So as opposed to viewing it as a form – and large – a large contingency of the hip-hop community boycotted Gucci and said, you know, this was culturally insensitive.”

Research Shows That Charter Schools do Best for Calif.’s Low-income and Minority Students

July 2, 2019

“We really need to think systematically about how to permit charter schools to exist in a way that won’t deleteriously impact school districts,” says Preston Green, a professor of education at UConn’s Neag School of Education. “So understand that when I’m calling for a moratorium, I’m not calling for a backdoor closure but, rather, really thinking deliberately about how they can exist and be situated in a way that their inefficiencies are lessened.”

Why Detention Sucks … And Manual Labor is Better

June 24, 2019

Indeed, most of the recent scholarship in this area advocates for moving away from punishment “in favor of positive behavior support,” says Sandra Chafouleas, professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut — methods that focus on preventing misbehavior without resorting to punitive measures.

Geoff Johnson: Should ‘Gifted’ Kids Get Special Treatment in Schools?

June 24, 2019

The most straightforward definition of “giftedness” is one outlined by Joseph Renzulli, distinguished professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Renzulli’s concept is that genuine giftedness in any sphere of activity requires three characteristics: Above-average abilities, creativity (which includes fluency, flexibility and originality of thought) and, probably most importantly, task commitment that can be observed as perseverance, endurance and sometimes a special fascination with a particular subject or topic.

Hall of Fame coach Nancy Stevens speaks with her team. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn, File Photo)

Op-ed: The War on Women Coaches

June 12, 2019

As social scientists who study coaching and leadership in sport, we’re starting to see a double standard at play – one that holds female coaches to a different standard than their male counterparts.