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Paper Presentations at the 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference  ☆

This past Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th, Teachers College held its 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference (DiRP).

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From TC to Joe’s Pub: Music Ed Students Play the City  ☆

Since getting their undergraduate degrees at The New School, Christian Nourijanian and Dustin Kaufman have followed a similar trajectory in their career and educational paths.  Dustin recently graduated from Teachers College with a dual Master’s degree that pairs a jazz performance major from Manhattan School of Music (MSM) with a music education major from Teachers …

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Spotlight on Faculty: Lori Custodero’s Subway Series 

Dr. Lori Custodero, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, has established an Early Childhood Music concentration at Teachers College that integrates pedagogy and research through both theory and practice. She has just returned from Greece, where she presented her research to colleagues in music education and music psychology at three conference venues.

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Studio Learning and Non-Art Graduate Students: A worthwhile match? 

Olga Hubard, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Teachers College, is rethinking what it means to get a graduate education. Her current study, entitled Studio learning and non-art graduate students: A worthwhile match? investigates the benefits of studio art courses for students who are not in an art related field of study.

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Teacher-Student Talk  ☆

Teachers in training are often told what they need to do to effectively deliver information to their students. But how does that actually look? How does it sound? The how is exactly what TESOL/Applied Linguistics doctoral student Sarah Creider is seeking to uncover through her research.

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Spotlight on Research: Jane Hoellman Kahn 

Jane Hoellman Kahn is a New York City based artist and educator. She is the founding art teacher of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. In December 2011, she defended her dissertation in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Ashley Taylor’s research has brought her into four Social Studies classrooms in newcomer schools across New York City. Through her interviews with teachers and observations of classes comprised of English Language Learners, Taylor has sought to investigate how Social Studies and citizenship education is conceptualized and implemented to culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Strengthening Teacher Preparation 

Music Education doctoral student Marie-Louise Bowe is soaking up as much knowledge of the American music education system as she can before heading back to her native Ireland. Here in what she calls “the land of the band” on a Fulbright scholarship, Bowe’s research interests lie in learning more about instrumental music programs in middle …

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Building Communities of Readers  ☆

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Associate Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán believes that building a child’s identity as a reader, in any way possible, is one sure way to positively impact literacy and foster a greater connection to school. Working in collaboration with professors from the UK, Spain, and Australia, her research involves using wordless texts as a basis for …

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Unlocking the Mysteries of a Photographic Archive  ☆

Dr. Steven Dubin’s interest in South Africa began in 2000 when he visited the country on the way to delivering a paper at a conference in Namibia and discovered that everything he was studying in America was happening in South Africa as well, with incredible urgency. On his latest annual research trip to South Africa, …

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Research Spotlight: Philosophy and Education Alumna Shaireen Rasheed  ☆

Professor Shaireen Rasheed of C. W. Post Long Island University’s Ph.D. work at TC focused on creating a curriculum of existentialist action in the classroom. A spiritual child of Maxine Green, Rasheed was delighted to have the master respond to her work when she presented at the Philosophy and Education program’s colloquium.

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Exploring Discourse Analysis 

Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College, is bringing a wealth of learning opportunities to the discourse analysis research community. As founder of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Dr. Waring oversees a monthly meeting of professors, researchers, and students who come together to work on …

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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth  ☆

Jay is a Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate. He consults with new teachers in the South Bronx and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. Jay was a History major at the University of California Davis and received his Master’s degree from TC in the Teaching of Social Studies. He …

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A Conversation with Dr. Razia Sadik, TC Alumna, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Artist  ☆

You received your undergraduate degree in Pakistan, then earned your MFA and a post-graduate diploma in England. How did you wind your way to TC? After I received my MFA, I went back to Pakistan and taught art full-time for seven years at a middle and high school and two professional undergraduate and graduate art …

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Suzanne Choo wins Walter M. Sindlinger Award  ☆

Congratulations are in order once again for Suzanne Choo, PhD candidate in English Education at TC. She is this year’s recipient of the Walter M. Sindlinger Award for her paper, “On Literature’s use(ful/less)ness: Reconceptualising the literature curriculum in the age of globalization.” The essay, written for Professor Ruth Vinz’s course and published in the Journal …

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A conversation with Symposium co-chair, Professor Margaret Crocco 

A glimpse into what's behind the upcoming Creativity & Imagination Symposium...

Professor Crocco, co-chair of the event, shares some thoughts on the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium: What’s the goal… and why now? The Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the ways in which creativity, imagination, and innovation function throughout the educational enterprise. Premised on the notion of "ubiquitous creativity" and linking …

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Interview with Dr. Joseph Abramo 


Reposted from Music & Music Education. Written by Justine Dolorfino.

We recently reported on Dr. Abramo's research award here. He was kind enough to answer a few of our questions too! Read on... -- Thanks so much for being willing to answer some questions for our blog. Let's start by talking briefly about your education and teaching background prior to your arrival at Teachers College.

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Facing History and Ourselves Presents Findings at TC 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Kate.

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Dr. Dennis Barr of Facing History and Ourselves presented the findings of Facing History’s National Professional Development and Evaluation Project at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The President of Teachers College, Susan Fuhrman, attended the event and gave the opening remarks for the symposium. Kevin Feinberg of …

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Submit a Proposal: KDP Centennial Conference 

Call for Proposals: Leadership through Service Are you helping improve New York City? Do you work with youth to improve their leadership skills? Does your research take you into the community? Have you done research on adult learning or continuing education? Share your work: submit a proposal! Who The Entire TC and CU Community Free …

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Merging Research and Practice: Professor Michael Kieffer  ☆

Michael Kieffer, Assistant Professor of Language and Education for the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs, is making a difference in public schools across the United States. His research, which primarily focuses on the literacy development of English language learners in K-12 schools, is an outstanding example of work that both informs and is informed by …

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