Innovations in Civic Education: Findings from a Groundbreaking Evaluation of Facing History and Ourselves

| January 31, 2011


Innovations in Civic Education: Findings from a Groundbreaking Evaluation of
Facing History and Ourselves

Please join Facing History and Ourselves and Teachers College, Columbia University for a presentation and discussion of a unique research report on teacher efficacy and student learning in civic, moral, and history education.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Grace Dodge Hall, Room 177/179

4:00–5:30 PM – Presentation and Discussion
5:30–6:00 PM – Reception

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman will offer welcoming remarks. Director of Evaluation, Dennis Barr, of Facing History and Ourselves will share the results of a five–year independent study, which used an experimental design and focused on the effectiveness of Facing History’s approach to preparing students for the demands of democratic participation. The findings provide evidence that Facing History and Ourselves transformed teaching and learning in ways that improved teacher efficacy and the academic performance and civic understanding of diverse students in urban and suburban schools.

Co–sponsored by New York University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, this event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested.

Please RSVP to Ali Hawkins at ali_hawkins@facing.org or 212.992.7395 by Monday, February 14, 2011.