Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Filtering by Category: Education and Curriculum Development

Strategies for Using Whole School Climate Prevention to Support the Morale of Staff

The purpose of this proposed research is to develop specific strategies for using whole school climate prevention to support the morale of staff when experiencing unexpected change which increases teacher’s stress and may have a negative impact on student’s learning.  These findings will be the result of a mixed method study of an urban middle school that was targeted for downsizing in a large urban district and is now implementing school-wide prevention for behavior problems. 

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Building for the Future: Continuing the McCormick Foundation’s Initiative for the Professional Development of Childcare Educators

In 2003 McCormick Foundation invested in agency-sponsored childcare programs to enhance organizational health and build their capacity to recruit, train, and retain high quality directors and teachers, thereby sustaining high quality childcare programming. The partnership continues from June 2010 to the present. To sustain this collaborative network of mutual support CURL will continue to utilize this collaborative (inter- and intra-agency) and cohort-based (i.e. policy fellows and program leaders) model for the next two years (2010-2012).
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