Research Connections

#8: Deborah Vandell, UC Irvine

Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell is a Professor of Education and Founding Dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. An author of more than 150 articles and three books, Dean Vandell’s research focuses on the effects of developmental contexts (early child care, K-12 schools, after-school programs, families) on children’s social, behavioral, and academic functioning. In this issue, Dr. Vandell discusses justice in OST settings, afterschool quality, and positive trends in the OST field.

Issue 8