PARC Associates, Julia Lynch, Rachel Werner, and PSC Associate, Sharon Wolf, were featured in Penn Today discussing the unequal effects exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic issues which contribute to these inequalities, and solutions for addressing inequalities in politics, health care, and education.
PSC researcher, Sharon Wolf, is among the editors for the newly published report titled, "Learning at the bottom of the pyramid Science, measurement, and policy in low-income countries" by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning.
PSC Associate, Sharon Wolf, was intervied by the director of the Education Division of the National Governors Association about the impact the gubernatorial elections will have on early childhood education.
Teacher Training & Early Education in Ghana.
On Tuesday, October 10th PSC Research Associates Sharon Wolf and Jere R. Behrman accompanied by experts from New York University and Innovations for Poverty Action-Ghana. They presented findings from two rigorous studies on teacher training and efforts to improve early childhood education. Members of the audience included representatives from Ghana Education Services, Ministry of Education, the World Bank, and other key stakeholders. “What we found was that the in-service teacher training improved the number of play-based, child-friendly activities teachers used and improved the quality of teacher-child interactions,” said Dr. Sharon Wolf, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania and principal investigator for the study. “The program also reduced teacher burnout, as well as teacher turnover in the private sector,” Wolf added. Read the full article here.