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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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Core Curriculum Preceptors: TC Students Share Their Story  ☆

Created in the immediate aftermath of World War I as a Peace Studies program, Columbia College’s Core Curriculum is the oldest of its kind in the country. Designed as a set of common courses required of all undergraduates, the Core’s hallmarks are communal learning (with all students encountering the same texts and issues concurrently) and …

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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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Contrasting Similarities: A Profile of A&H’s Student Teachers  ☆

The Arts & Humanities department currently has 190 student teachers in English, Art, Music, Social Studies and ESL classrooms throughout New York City. Their backgrounds, motivations, and post graduation plans are as diverse as the students they work with each day.

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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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INSTEP Social Studies: Delving Deeper and Making Connections 

Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in Social Studies Education, is finishing her third year as that department’s INSTEP coordinator. This means that, because the program runs for three summer sessions, she will be moving on just as her first group of students graduates from the program.

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class  ☆

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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New Faculty Profile: Sandra Schmidt  ☆

Sandra Schmidt joins the Social Studies faculty at TC from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Having earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and with a background in teaching secondary social studies in various places across the country, Dr. Schmidt has also worked as a teacher educator in Dedza, Malawi and has been …

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Academic Conferences: TC Students, Faculty and Alumnae Share Their Experiences  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty were in heavy rotation this past academic year, presenting at leading academic conferences around the globe. About 60 A&H folks participated in 15+ conferences, bolstering TC’s legacy of intense involvement in the world of scholarly discourse.

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25)  ☆

The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is free of charge.

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The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference: June 23-25 at TC 

The Society for the History of Children and Youth’s sixth biennial conference, “The State of Children: Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective,” will take place on June 23-25, 2011 at Teachers College. Admission for TC students and faculty is free of charge.

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Peace Corps Fellows at TC  ☆

The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program recruits Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to teach in New York City's high-needs public schools while concurrently working towards a Masters degree. The program at TC is the nationwide flagship and has just celebrated a 25th anniversary, just as the national Peace Corps program marked its own …

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Imagination Conversations  ☆

Former dancer and author of Imagination First, Scott Noppe-Brandon came to the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination Across Disciplines conference to talk about Imagination Conversations, a project of the Lincoln Center Institute. The project brings together experts from diverse fields to discuss the importance of imagination.

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Interactive Museums: Unique Ways of Eliciting Responses to Art  ☆

The second day of the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College began with a panel discussion on innovative museum practices in Horace Mann 146. An audience compromised of mostly museum employees; staff from the UK’s Tate, as well as personnel from New York’s American Museum of Natural History, listened to …

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Arts and Humanities Students: “Most Likely to Succeed at Changing the World”  ☆

“When I really want to kvell about Teachers College, I talk about our students,” says Susan Fuhrman in President’s Letter of the Spring 2011 issue of TC Today.  Her comments kick off a special issue dedicated to student profiles, which once read, easily prove Fuhrman’s assertion that TC students are special both for their desire …

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TC Alumnus John B. King Jr. Named New York Education Commissioner  ☆

May 16, 2011. Social Studies alumnus John B. King Jr. was named New York's next education commissioner, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents. At 36, Dr. King will be among the nation’s youngest educational leaders and is the state’s first African-American and first Puerto Rican education commissioner.

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First Annual Civics Day New York  ☆

The first annual Civics Day New York was held at Teachers College. The event was hosted by Generation Citizen, facilitated by Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate Sandy Pope and sponsored by the student organization Kappa Delta Pi. Generation Citizen’s mission is to expand democratic participation among youth populations that have been historically under-represented or …

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Conference Happenings  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty are in heavy rotation this season, presenting at the world’s leading academic conferences. Stay tuned for a series of articles that will recap these presentations and investigate TC’s impact on academia today.

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Professor Bill Gaudelli Wins South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education Seat  ☆

This week, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education Bill Gaudelli won a seat on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. It was a campaign season marked by heated debates and community concerns about leveling, budget cuts and school integration in this culturally diverse, vibrant New Jersey suburb.

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