Sascha Daniel Hein
Areas of Expertise:
Special Education; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Education and Training; Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts; Adolescent Development
My research takes a life-course approach to understanding human development of individuals who struggle with precarious circumstances and face social marginalization. In my research, I utilize multilevel, multimethod approaches to examine
- the impact of formal (e.g. Western-style schooling) and informal (e.g. family and community apprenticeship) learning on child and adolescent development in countries such as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Zambia;
- educational and developmental trajectories of youth involved in the US juvenile justice system; and
- the development of children and families growing up in crisis-affected, humanitarian, and fragile contexts, and the impact of parent programs on these ‘hard-to-reach’ populations.
The Arab States 2019 GEM report on migration, displacement, and education revealed that no region is as affected by migration and displacement as the Arab countries. I believe that the AGYA network is well-positioned to foster interdisciplinary collaborations to address the complex needs of displaced families, and I feel honoured to be actively engaged in this network.
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Arab and German Education
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Health and Society
|2019 -||Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, |
Freie Universität Berlin (Free University), Berlin, Germany
|2015 - 2019||
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological,
|2012 - 2015||Post-doctoral Fellow, Child Study Center, School of Medicine, |
Yale University, USA
|2008 - 2012||Graduate Research Associate, Department of Education,|
Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Hein, S., Barbot, B., Trentacosta, C., Beckmann, J. F., Bick, J., Crocetti, E., Liu, Y., Fernandez Rao, S., Liew, J., Overbeek, G., Ponguta, L. A., Scheithauer, H., Super, C., Arnett, J., Bukowski, W., Cook, T., Côté, J., Eccles, J., Eid, M., Hiraki, K., Johnson, M., Juang, L., Landi, N., Leckman, J., McCardle, P., Mulvey, K. L., Piquero, A., Preiss, D., Siegler, R., Soenens, B., Yousafzai, A., Bornstein, M., Cooper, C., Goossens, L., Harkness, S., & van IJzendoorn, M. (2020). Manifesto for New Directions in Developmental Science.New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 172, 135-149.
- Hein, S., Britto, P. R., Hanöz-Penney, S., Ponguta, L. A., Sunar, D., Issa, G., Conceição do Rosário, M., Almuneef, M. A., Korucu, I., Togo, Y., Kurbonov, J., Choibekov, N. Phan, H. T. T., Fallon, N. S., Artukoğlu, B. B., Hartl, F. J., Salah, R., Fitzpatrick, S., Connolly, P., Dunne, L., Miller, S., Pruett, K., & Leckman, J. F. (2020). Pathways to a more peaceful and sustainable world: The transformative power of children in families. Development and Psychopathology, Early View.
- Hein, S., Bick, J., Issa, G., Aoude, L., Maalouf, C., Awar, A., Nourallah, S., Zonderman, A. L., Householder, S., Katsovich, L., Khoshnood, K., Moore, C., Salah, R., Britto, P. R., Leckman, J. F., & Ponguta, L. A. (2020). Maternal perceptions of father involvement among refugee and disadvantaged families in Beirut, Lebanon.PLOS ONE, 15(3), e0229670.
- Hein, S., Ponguta, L. A., Issa, G., Aoudeh, L. Maalouf, C., Bick, J., Zonderman, A. L., Kastovich, L., Khoshnood, K., Awar, A., Nourallah, S., Householder, S., Moore, C. C., Salah, R., & Leckman, J. F. (2020). Effects of the Mother-Child Education Program on Parenting Stress and Disciplinary Practices Among Refugee and Other Marginalized Communities in Lebanon: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(6), 727-738.
- Hein, S., & Weeland, J. (2019). Introduction to the special issue: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in clinical and community settings: Challenges, alternative, and supplementary designs. In S. Hein and J. Weeland (Eds.), Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Clinical and Community Settings: Challenges, Alternatives and Supplementary Designs. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 167, 7-15.