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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global LeadershipDepartment
Degree/Date: B.A. 1965
Institution: Harvard University
Specialization: Social Relations
Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1969
Institution: University of Chicago
Specialization: Human Development, Clinical Psychology
Developmental theory and children’s sensitivity to the natural world.
Crain, W. Homework and the freedom to think: A Piagetian perspective. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 2007, Vol.20, No. 4.
Crain, W. Editorials for Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice: On Preparing children for the future (2007, Vol. 20, No. 2); Stones (2007, Vol. 20, No.3); Synthetic turf (2008, Vol.21, No. 1).
Crain, W., & Zhang, J. Hazardous chemicals in synthetic turf: A research review, Rachel’s Democracy & Health News, #937, Dec. 13, 2007.
Crain W. Forward to Wood, C. Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 (3rd ed.), Turners Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
Professional Activities: Faculty governance bodies (the Faculty Senate, Faculty Council) that determine college curricula and other college-wide issues; active in faculty groups including the union, working on behalf of open admission.
Current Projects: Research on children’s sensitivity to nature and how rich contact with nature helps children develop well.