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Alumni Spotlight: A Professor Looks Back on His Journey in Civics Education 

  When we first met with Aviv Cohen in 2011, we discussed his passion for Civics Education as an international doctoral student in the Program in Social Studies. Now, five years later, he is joining the faculty of the Seymour Fox School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continuing his …

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New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park 

In the final class of the semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity? Students taking the course are …

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‘Groundbreaking’ Work by Dr. Sandra Schmidt Wins Early Career Award 

Dr. Sandra Schmidt It is with great pleasure that we commend Sandra Schmidt, Assistant Professor in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, in receiving the Early Career Award of the National Council for the Social Studies-College and University Faculty Assembly this past November. Dr. Schmidt researches the intersection of geography and civic education …

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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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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves  ☆

Social Studies and Education recently hosted a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and addressing historical …

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Spotlight on Chris Babits: Social Studies and Education Ed.D. Student  ☆

Chris Babits is an Ed.D. candidate in Social Studies Education. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Clark University, focusing on the history of the United States and Atlantic World. Chris was a boarding school teacher for three years, has done curatorial work for the Nantucket Historical Association and research for the …

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Social Studies and Education Student Luke Bolton’s Reflections on “Race and Membership” Workshop  ☆

Social Studies and Education student Luke Bolton's reflections on “Race and Membership” workshop. Luke is an Initial Certification student in Social Studies and Education.

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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves  ☆

On October 21 and 22, TC will host a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and …

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