Heather Bachman

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Heather Bachman

Heather Bachman

University of Pittsburgh
5941 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7049
Email: hbachman@pitt.edu

Faculty - Associate Chairperson

School Affiliations


Recent Grants

  • How parents support young children's mathematical thinking across SES. RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (5/1/19 - 4/31/24).
  • Melissa Libertus (PI). How low- and high-SES parents support young children's mathematical thinking. Learning Research and Development Center. $149,962. Role: Co-PI
  • Heather J. Bachman (PI). The impacts of publicly funded school choice options on income and ELL disparities in early elementary school. (Spencer Foundation, #201500159). $50,000.

Recent Publications

  • Bachman, H. J., Votruba-Drzal, E., El Nokali, N. & Heatly, M. C. (2014). Opportunities for learning math in elementary school: Implications for SES disparities in procedural and conceptual math skills. American Educational Research Journal, 52, 894-923.
  • Bachman, H. J., Elliott, L., Scott, P., & Navarro, M. G. (in press). Latino children's academic and behavioral trajectories in early elementary school: Examining home language differences within preschool types. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
  • Elliott, L. & Bachman, H. J. (2018). How do parents foster young children's math skills? Child Development Perspectives, 12(1), 16-21.
  • Elliott, L., & Bachman, H. J. (2018). Parents' educational beliefs and children's early academics: Examining the role of SES. Children and Youth Services Review, 91, 11-21.
  • Elliott, L., & Bachman, H. J. (2018). SES disparities in early math abilities: The contributions of parents' math cognitions, practices to support math, and math talk. Developmental Review, 49, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2018.08.001
  • Bachman, H. J., Degol, J. L., Elliott, L., Scharphorn, L., El Nokali, N. E., & Palmer, K. M. (2017). Preschool math exposure in private center-based care and low-SES children's math development. Early Education and Development, 29, 417-434.
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