Tag: Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies Major Follows in Mom’s Footsteps and Embarks on Career in Special Education

Childhood Studies Major Follows in Mom’s Footsteps and Embarks on Career in Special Education

By Tom McLaughlin Growing up, Alissa Valeriano knew that she wanted to work with children. She just didn’t know what direction her career path would take. She then vividly saw the difference that great teachers can make in the lives of their students, having to look no further than her mother – a special education […]

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Legislative Staffer Aspires to New Career as Elementary School Teacher

Legislative Staffer Aspires to New Career as Elementary School Teacher

By Tom McLaughlin Looking back now, Melisa Shultz says, there’s not much that she hasn’t seen or heard. For the past 12 years, the graduating Rutgers University–Camden senior has served as constituent services director for N.J. Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, who represent the Garden State’s Sixth Legislative District. When people […]

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Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

By Tom McLaughlin As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated. “Accumulating evidence shows that mental health issues are quite prevalent in preschool children,” says Lu, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University–Camden. […]

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Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

By Tom McLaughlin Ah, the holidays. Racing here and there to buy presents for loved ones. Stocking up on snacks for family gatherings. Taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. “Perhaps, more than any other time of the year, the holidays reveal the significant role of consumer culture in our daily lives,” says […]

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Ph.D. in Childhood Studies 2016 Graduates

Ph.D. in Childhood Studies 2016 Graduates

Rutgers–Camden conferred doctoral degrees to six graduates of its landmark Ph.D. in childhood studies program during the Faculty of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19. Launched as the nation’s first doctorate in childhood studies in 2007, the program provides an advanced theoretical and methodological study of children and childhood. It prepares scholars […]

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