Dr. Steven Shaw, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was cited by CTV News this week regarding Elizabeth Ballantyne elementary school's "no homework" policy.
"McGill University professor Steven Shaw agrees that homework is a major cause of fights between parents and children," wrote CTV in an article published Sunday, March 25. Please click here to read the article: "Montreal elementary school is latest to ban homework".
Steven Shaw is associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, where he is director of the Resilience, Pediatric Psychology and Neurogenetic Connections Laboratory and co-director of the McGill Developmental Research Lab. Dr. Shaw is currently the Interim Graduate Program Director of the Counselling Psychology program. Before entering academia, he had 17 years of experience as a school psychologist in school, university, hospital, medical school, and independent practice. He served as lead psychologist, licensed school psychologist, and associate professor of pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Shaw is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
His clinical and research interests include pediatric school psychology, improving education for children with rare genetic disorders, improving implementation of innovation and clinical research in education and psychology, and developing resilience skills in children at risk for academic failure. He has over 210 scholarly publications and presentations and has edited four books. His first authored book (with Prof. Anna M. Jankowska) is entitled, Applying Advances in the Science of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities to Classroom and Clinical Practice (Springer Publishing) will be published in 2018. He is on the editorial board of six international scholarly journals, past-editor of School Psychology Forum, and editor of the Canadian Journal of School Psychology.