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Conversation and a Film with the Association of Latin American Students 

Five years ago, it would have been a scarce sight to find Latin American art on display in popular New York museums. Now due to recent economic proliferation in the region, it seems Latino art is springing up around the city. “This is an evolving thing,” says Pilar Riofrio, president of Association of Latin American …

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The Case for Expansive Learning with Bilingual Education 

“Hao Hao, what did you create?” “He didn’t create a landscape. He made a hand,” a friend says. “That is the giant’s hand,” says Hao Hao. “Why did you think of a giant’s hand as the landscape?” “It’s Buddha’s magic palm,” Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. “What’s Buddha’s magic palm?” …

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‘Living As Learning’ at Teachers College 

This text was originally published here: By Jeff Farr Teachers College Professor David Hansen Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman introduced their new dialogue book, coauthored with Daisaku Ikeda, at Teachers College, Columbia University on November 15, 2014. Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, published by Dialogue Path Press, brings together the …

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Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) signed to Okeh / Sony Records  ☆

Pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) has released her third album, “Stranger,” on Okeh/Sony Records and has joined the renowned International roster of Steinway artists. Jo-Yu is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label and has been featured in prestigious concert halls, venues, and …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Educating Greatness 

It’s no secret that schools today are populated by students who carry their own unique stories and struggles to the classroom. What we may lack, however, is the space to talk about it. Six years ago, Assistant Professor of English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., and her Masters students realized they were not satisfied with …

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Faculty Profile: Christine Baron 

Experts in the fields of art and science education have conducted extensive research about using museums as places for teacher professional development, but what do history educators learn when they visit a history museum and how can they incorporate that information into the classroom? Dr. Christine Baron, the new Assistant Professor of Social Studies and …

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The Educational Philosophy of Minoru Murai 

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the educational philosophy of the Japanese contemporary thinker, Minoru Murai. His theories are well known in Japanese philosophical circles. However, his educational philosophy has never been translated, likely due to profound cultural differences. This lecture attempts to explain the fundamental question that his philosophy asks of education, …

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Research Contributing to Social Change 

On the weekend of October 3 - 4, 2014, researchers, graduate students and colleagues alike gathered at TC for creating a collaborative learning space once again: We proudly held “The 4th annual meeting of LANSI” (The Language and SocialInteraction Working Group). The topics discussed varied from classroom discourse to medical office interaction, from flirtation on …

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Reigniting Memories & Forging New Moments: A Former TC Student Uses Music to Build Bonds 

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age …

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Rita Gold Center Exhibition: ‘Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things’  ☆

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, “Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things” was on display from February 24th - March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments …

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Alumni Profile of Winston Thompson, PhD 

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. …

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Doctoral Student Profile : Brian Bulfer 

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled “Sacred Exchange” was …

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BBE & TESOL/AL Symposium: Foreign Language Learning from Different Perspectives 

Towards the end of Spring Term 2014, the Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program and the TESOL/Applied Linguistics (TESOL/AL) program held their first joint symposium at which M.A. and Ed.M. students from both programs presented their work to the audience. While the TESOL/AL program has always been nested in the Department of Arts and Humanities, the …

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Profile of Catherine Box, Instructor for Arts and Humanities  ☆

What brought you to TC? Why did you want to study here? Before TC, I had been teaching English at a high school in Paris. The school I was working in considered me an expert on teaching English simply because I was a native English speaker. In fact, as time went on, I realized that …

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TESOL & Applied Linguistics: Adolescent Literacies in Three Urban Contexts 

On Friday, April 11, the Applied Linguistics/TESOL Program held its 14th APPLE Lecture Series that consisted of two lectures by Professor Alister Cumming from University of Toronto. In the first lecture titled “Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context,” Cumming presented a year-long case study on 21 adolescents from culturally diverse backgrounds …

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Jam Session: A Night of Community Music Making 

On the evening of Tuesday, April 22nd, the fourth floor of Horace Mann was alive with the hit songs of the Beatles. Hosted by the Musical Communities Project in conjunction with the Music & Music Education department, Dr. Lori Custodero planned the first jam session of the semester and extended an open invitation to all …

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Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis  ☆

Karen Korematsu, daughter of Japanese-American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, gave an intimate portrayal of an unassuming man who took a stand for justice. Korematsu told her father’s story on March 26 in a talk called “A Legacy of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Korematsu v. United States …

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The Internship Experience in Arts Administration  ☆

For Arts Administration (ARAD) students at Teachers College, participating in an internship of their choosing is a key component of the program. This experience goes beyond mere participation for most students as they engage in and truly enjoy their intern positions. Working in tandem with directors of development, directors of marketing, gallery curators and more, …

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Teachers College hosts first annual Trayvon Effect Conference  ☆

Earlier this semester Teachers College hosted the first annual Trayvon Effect Conference. On the weekend of February 28th-March 1st students, community members and activists gathered in the Cowin Center and various TC classrooms to discuss the effects of both Trayvon Martin’s death and the verdict rendered in court. The conference, spearheaded by Teachers College doctoral …

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