Education & Human Development

Education & Human DevelopmentBased on the recognition that successfully reaching adulthood is about more than test scores, Bass Connections in Education & Human Development encompasses an interdisciplinary framework to engage students and faculty to develop the data, tools and practices that better link how we raise our children—in schools, in families, and in communities—to positive life outcomes in an interconnected global society.

We see “education” not just as formal K-12 schooling but also as learning via families and social channels, and “human development” as encompassing valued life outcomes across ages including health, social and familial connections, happiness, income, and employment.

Project Teams

Education & Human Development
Education & Human DevelopmentBrain & Society
Education & Human Development
Information, Society & CultureEducation & Human Development

Educational Pathways

Courses

In addition to project teams, Bass Connections in Education & Human Development offers semester-long interdisciplinary courses.

Summer Program

The Girl Effect in Rural Appalachia is a summer program through the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, run by Deborah Hicks-Rogoff of the Social Science Research Institute.

Advising

Receive individualized guidance on how to incorporate Bass Connections into your Duke experience.

Student Stories

Check out students’ experiences in Education & Human Development.

Theme Leadership

The Social Science Research Institute runs the Education & Human Development theme, which is led by Thomas Nechyba, Professor of Economics and Director of the Social Science Research Institute, and Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

At a Glance

Contributing to positive life outcomes for children in a global society
16 project teams in 2017-18
3 interdisciplinary courses

Events

Apr 18

The second annual showcase event will feature talks, posters, awards and a reception. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners have accomplished this year.