People: Linda Charmaraman & Projects




  • Adolescent Mixed-Ancestry Identity: A Measurement Pilot

    2006 - 2009
    Self-Identity of Youth of Mixed Ancestry

    Racial/ethnic self-identification can vary over time and place, in other words, some adolescents of mixed ancestry report different single-race or mixed-race identifications at different times and in different situations. This report seeks to explore whether adolescents of mixed-ancestry have particular strengths or weaknesses compared within their single-race-reporting peers.




  • An in-depth look at teen/parent sexual communication

    Completed
    Teen/Parent sexual communication

    This project is an in-depth qualitative investigation of teen/parent communication about sex and relationships, which provides an in-depth look at families participating in the evaluation of middle school education program. It includes interviews with 32 teen/parent pairs who are participants in the Get Real middle school sex education program.




  • APT Validation Study II: Improving rater reliability

    Ongoing since 2013
    Afterschool programs

    The goal of this study is to enhance rater accuracy of the Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT).




  • Improving Teacher Quality through the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum

    Ongoing since 2011
    A three-year initiative to expand the influence of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)

    The aim of this three-year initiative is to expand the influence of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), to make its model of schooling inclusiveness for all children and families, including its innovative professional development practices, more widely known and available to educators in the United States.




  • Measuring the Impact of a Middle School Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum

    Ongoing since 2007
    Assessing Middle School Sexual Education

    This project is a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.




  • Media and Identity Study

    Ongoing since 2011
    Studies

    The purpose of this online nationwide survey study is to understand how different types of media (i.e. social, technological, televised) impact young people’s sense of social identities, including racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political attitudes, and civic engagement.




  • Middle School Bullying & Sexual Violence: Measurement Issues & Etiological Models

    Completed
    Informing Sexual Violence Prevention

    This research project addresses a critical issue by examining the overlap of bullying perpetration/victimization and sexual violence in order to inform sexual violence prevention in US schools.




  • National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)

    Ongoing since 1978
    NIOST

    This long-term program has brought national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time using research, training and advocacy to strengthen children's emotional, physical, and social development.




  • Out of Harm's Way

    Completed in 2009
    Preventing Violence in Boston Middle Schools

    The primary goal of the Out of Harm's Way (OHW) Initiative is to address the escalating violence in a subset of middle schools in the Boston Public Schools by offering comprehensive services and care, and increasing the participation of students in after school programming. Wellesley Centers for Women and the National Institute on Out-of-School Time would perform as the project evaluator.




  • Postdoctoral Behavioral Research Training on Variations in Child and Adolescent Development

    workfamilieschildren_small20This postdoctoral training program on variations in child and adolescent development is now closed. It provided research training for candidates who sought to investigate elements of race, gender, and class in the context of childhood and adolescent environments.




  • Promoting Public Awareness of the Road to Educational Equity for Girls of Color: A Multi-level Strategy

    Ongoing since 2011
    Educational Equity

    The goal of this collaborative project is to invite public discourse about overcoming barriers to educational equity for girls of color in order to affect educational policy and practice. The specific goal of the project was to create a multi-media strategy in two phases in order to stimulate conversation almongst multiple constituencies.




  • Risk and Resilience of Media and Social Networking use in Vulnerable Adolescent Populations

    Ongoing since 2013
    Media and Identity Study

    Charmaraman will interview a subset of 30 participants from the larger online survey study of over 1,300 young people aged 12 – 25 from the U.S. and abroad.




  • Understanding the Impact of Arts Programming on School Dropout

    Completed in 2011
    Afterschool programs and school dropout

    This study will investigate the effective practices and support offered in an arts-based afterschool programs to reduce the dropout rate among high school students.


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