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.

Learn more at our Bass Connections in Education & Human Development website.

Current Project Teams

Global HealthEducation & Human Development
Education & Human Development
Education & Human DevelopmentBrain & Society

Educational Pathways

The Girl Effect in Rural Appalachia is a summer program through the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, run by Deborah Hicks.

Courses

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

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 Leader

Bass Connections in Education & Human Development is led by Thomas Nechyba, Professor of Economics and Director of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).

At a Glance

15 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses
Developing the data, tools and practices that contribute to positive life outcomes for children in a global society

Events

Sep 02

The Global Brazil Lab and Duke Brazil Initiative invite you to come out and learn more about research opportunities and lab projects, and meet the co-directors.