• Eliminating Cultural Biases in Pursuit of High-Quality Education
    NEWS

    Eliminating Cultural Biases in Pursuit of High-Quality Education

    August 2018

    Researchers at WCW used the power of data to investigate and eliminate cultural biases in an afterschool program assessment tool, ensuring that results will accurately indicate the quality level of youth programs.

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  • Celebrate 50 Years of Social Change with Us
    EVENT

    Celebrate 50 Years of Social Change with Us

    September 27, 2018

    Barbara Newell, Ph.D., former president of Wellesley College, will kick start our Lunchtime Seminar Series with a special conversation on her motivation for founding the Centers and her hopes for its future. Join us or watch online.

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  • Summer Reading with Women's Review of Books
    NEWS

    Summer Reading with Women's Review of Books

    Summer 2018

    The new issue looks at a mix of summer fiction and academic, gender-focused works.

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  • Quality Summer Learning in Action
    BLOG

    Quality Summer Learning in Action

    June 2018

    Elizabeth Starr, M.Ed., of WCW's National Institute on Out-of-School Time reflects on the creative, supportive environment she witnessed at a choreography summer camp program.

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Wellesley Centers for Women 

is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

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Working Connections Project: A special project at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Growth-Fostering Connections in Work Environments

This project is designed to explore and develop approaches to enhancing business practice and productivity through relational and emotional intelligence, and encourages mutual empowerment, the shifting of organizational norms, and continuous learning and teaching.

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Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Ongoing since 1995
JBMTI

The workshops, courses, trainings, and publications at the Institute utilize the Relational-Cultural Model of development, which focuses on 'growth-fostering relationships' as central to positive human development.

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Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus: A National Assessment and Systematic Classification of the Scope an...

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Ongoing since 2015

This study will document the current landscape (the breadth and differences) of campus approaches to investigations and adjudication of sexual assault.

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Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

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Ongoing since 2015
Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

This initiative is designed to conduct and disseminate research that meaningfully addresses the causes and consequences of gender-based violence and the social, health and justice system responses to violent crime and victimization.

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Dating Violence Prevention Program for Each Grade in Middle School

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Ongoing since 2011
A longitudinal multi-level experiment

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of grade-differentiated dating violence and sexual harassment prevention curricula.

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Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools

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2008 - 2010, 2011-present
A Collaborative Multi-Level Experimental Evaluation

The goal of this study is to increase the capacity of schools to prevent Dating Violence/Harassment (DV/H) by evaluating the effectiveness of current multi-level DV/H prevention programming in middle schools within a large urban school district.

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Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts through Situational Interventions: Adapting an Evidence-...

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Ongoing since 2015

Nan Stein , Ed.D., in partnership with the Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), and Applied Research Services (ARS) will address campus sexual assault prevention, with an overarching goal of contributing to national and institutional efforts to prevent and reduce campus sexual violence effectively.

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Boston Public Schools Early Childhood Studies

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2006-2014
Assessing Preschool and Kindergarten Programs

workfamilieschildren_small20The Work, Families & Children team has conducted a series of studies for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), including the BPS K1 and K2 Programs Needs Assessment, and a 2007-08 follow-up study.

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Empowering Families

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Ongoing since 2014
Children's social-emotional development

This project is designed to support children's social-emotional and cognitive development.

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Developing and Validating Practical Teacher Assessments for Use in Center-based Pre-kindergarten Programs

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Ongoing since 2011


The goal of this project is to produce a reliable and valid measure of teachers’ educational beliefs and knowledge of child development and ECE pedagogy that can be used to validate the effectiveness of professional development programs and interventions, as well as, to provide valuable feedback in applied settings regarding ECE teachers’ professional development needs and classroom appropriateness.

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