A study driven in part by College of Education Professor Melanie Killen has received widespread media coverage.
The research— “Social Development and Social Change in Nepal” —focused on the education sector in Nepal, and a variety of news outlets, including the English Daily the Rising Nepal, published articles on the research. The study included more than 700 students from Nepal’s Lalitpur District, and suggests that schools with a diverse student body, including students from both poor and rich backgrounds, help promote nondiscriminatory and inclusive learning environments.
Dr. Killen is a professor in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Her research interests include social cognitive development, origins of prejudice, social exclusion, and implicit and explicit biases.