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Up and Coming Scholar Visits CASTL and Research Mentor


Researchers at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) are hosting a visiting scholar today from the School of Education at Stanford University. Jelena Obradović is a recent William T. Grant Foundation Young Scholar, and being mentored by Bob Pianta, the Dean of the Curry School of Education and Director of CASTL.

Obradović leads the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids, better know as the SPARK Lab.
Her research broadly focuses on the biological, behavioral, and environmental processes that enable at-risk children to be resilient as they develop.

Obradović is the Principal Investigator for a research study that will examines children’s executive function skills (such as their ability to inhibit their behavior) in classroom settings, which is funded by the William T. Grant Foundation. She will discussing classroom assessment, constructs relating to how children regulate themselves, and logistics for how best to study these topics with a number of CASTL researchers today and tomorrow.

At Stanford, Obradović is an Assistant Professor and she received her Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in Developmental Psychology.

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