Commitment to Research

Praxis: Research Lives In Our Classrooms and Our Pedagogy

 

Educational theorist and author Paolo Friere wrote that praxis is “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it.” Praxis, in other words, is a way for research to transform everyday actions of teachers, students, and school leaders. That is how research lives at Hewitt, in praxis. Hewitt brings in the leading scholars on teaching and learning and girls’ socialization and development to support our students’ growth and learning.

Hewitt’s Learning and Innovation Research Team and research partners are affiliated with the following universities and organizations.

Cleveland State University
EnGenderED Research Collaborative
Klingenstein Center Teachers College Columbia University
Mine the Gap
NYU Steinhardt
Penn Graduate School of Education
University of Delaware

 

 

Through our differentiated commitment to putting research into practice, Hewitt girls and young women learn to build their leadership capacity and a sense of purpose in a way that no other school can offer. 

 

 

Research Partners

In addition to our ongoing work with Visiting Research Scholars such as Dr. Lisa Damour, Hewitt partners with a variety of thought leaders working in the space of gender and education.

Dr. Lauren Bailes

Dr. Lauren Bailes
University of Delaware, School of Education and Human Development
 

Dr. Katie Clonan-Roy

Dr. Katie Clonan-Roy
Cleveland State University; EnGenderED Research Collaborative

Dr. Nicole Furlonge

Dr. Nicole Furlonge 
Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
 

Dr. Carol Gilligan

Dr. Carol Gilligan
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
 

Jessica Grounds

Jessica Grounds 
Mine the Gap
 

Kristin Haffert

Kristin Haffert
Mine the Gap
 

Dr. Charlotte Jacobs

Dr. Charlotte Jacobs
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education; EnGenderED Research Collaborative
 

Dr. Tonya Leslie

Dr. Tonya Leslie
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
 

Dr. Frances Rust

Dr. Frances Rust
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
 

Naomi Snider

Naomi Snider
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
 

Dr. Terri Watson

Dr. Terri Watson
City University of New York

As youth action researchers, students tackle real-world challenges that are personally meaningful to them, and play a critical role in creating impactful and sustainable change in their school communities for the benefit of both current and future students.  

 

 

Learning and Innovation Research Team

Current Projects