Sharon Wolf in the News

  • PARC Associates, Julia LynchRachel 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 poltics, health care, and education.

  • Sharon Wolf (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn GSE article. Wolf’s research on childhood hunger offers a warning as pandemic threatens food security. 

  • 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.

  • Sharon Wolf was mentioned in an NPR article and NPR podcast, Rough Translation, about her work on preschool education in Ghana.

  • Sharon Wolf (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed for NPR's Rough Translation podcast about discipline and teaching strategies in Ghana's education system.

  • What makes preschool good? Penn GSE's Sharon Wolf is helping transform early childhood education in Ghana. Listen to to her NPR interview and read her BOLD blog post.

  • Sharon Wolf, of Penn PSC and Penn GSE, was selected as one of the recepients of the Jacobs Foundations Research Fellows for 2018-2020.

  • 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.

  • Sharon Wolf and Jere Behrman presented findings from two rigorous studies on teacher training and efforts to improve early childhood education in Accra, Ghana. Read more about their presentation and projects in the Ghana News article.