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Anand Marri and Scott Wylie published in Social Education 

An article by TC Social Studies Associate Professor Anand Marri and doctoral candidate Scott Wylie can be seen in last month's Social Education. Former TC Social Studies program coordinator and current dean of the University of Iowa College of Education Margaret Crocco serves as lead author on their article "Income Inequality and U.S. Tax Policy." …

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Sandra Schmidt published in Social Education 

The Social Studies program is pleased to announce that its newest faculty member, Sandra Schmidt,  has been published in last month's Social Education. Her article, "Who Lives on the Other Side of That Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking," considers the idea that questioning the logic behind how we divide continents could be one way …

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


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

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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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 

Last month's Social Education features an article by the Social Studies program's own Alexander "Sandy" Pope. Authored with colleagues Laurel Stolte and Alison K. Cohen,  "Closing the Civic Engagement Gap: The Potential of Action Civics" looks at action-oriented projects that address local issues as a means to motivate students academically and encourage them to be …

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Building Background: Andrew Kempe’s journey to broaden horizons through Social Studies 

Andrew Kempe’s background in journalism and history has proven invaluable in his current role as a Social Studies student teacher at the Bronx High School of Science. Having worked in the Middle East and Latin America, this world traveler has a myriad of experiences and perspectives to share with his students. A student in the …

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

Social Studies student Luke Bolton reflects on Facing History and Ourselves at TC.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Luke Bolton is an Initial Certification student in Social Studies and Education. It has only been a year since I decided that I was going to change my career path from international relations to social studies education and only two months since I started classes at Teachers College. Coming so recently to the study and …

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Examining democratic education through an international lens: Chingfu Lan 

The fact that Chingfu Lan, a PhD student in the Social Studies program, hails from Taiwan gives him a unique perspective when it comes to civic education. After teaching civics in his home country for several years, Lan’s interest in democratic education was piqued. “The reason is that Taiwan is a young democratic country. In …

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On a mission: Xiaoying Qi seeks to serve students in rural China  ☆

Drawn by its international reputation, Xiaoying Qi came to Teachers College from China where, she says, many people consider TC to be one of the most famous and prestigious institutions of its kind. Tao Sing Ju, regarded as the teacher of President Mao Zedong, is one of China’s most famous educational thinkers and practitioners, and …

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

Go in depth with Facing History and Ourselves at Teachers College.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

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 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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. One of the most rewarding things about being the …

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Charise Richards: On the road to unconventional teaching  ☆

Brooklyn native Charise Richards has her sights set on using the world as her classroom. Leaving her college’s Atlanta campus for over a year to study abroad in the Dominican Republic and Argentina was an experience she says changed her as a person. Now at TC in the Social Studies Education program, Richards looks forward …

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Book Talk with Tatyana Kleyn 

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Aviv Cohen: One international student’s passion for Civics Education 

For Aviv Cohen, “Where are you from?” is a hard question to answer. Born to Israeli parents in the United States, he attended school in Connecticut through third grade before moving to Jerusalem where he grew up. Coming to Teachers College for graduate school, he felt more like an Israeli coming to the United States, …

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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  ☆

Welcoming the Social Studies Program's new professor, Dr. Sandra Schmidt!


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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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International Insights: An Interview With Yoonjung Choi 

Yoonjung Choi earned her B.A. and M.A. in Social Studies Education from Ewha Woman’s University, Korea, and is currently a 5th year doctoral student in Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include social studies curriculum, culturally relevant pedagogies, teaching immigrants and English language learners, and teacher education. She is …

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Generation Citizen – Call for Volunteers 

Generation Citizen is an education nonprofit aimed at empowering under-represented youth to become active participants in the democratic process.  We engage, educate, and empower youth by pairing college volunteers with classroom teachers to lead an "action civics" curriculum in which students learn about and then explore the political process by taking action on an issue …

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Volunteer Opportunity Abroad 

Volunteer Opportunity Abroad Position Title: Full-time Volunteer Commitment: Minimum of 6 months Where: Khan Market, New Delhi, India Accommodation: Provided Qualifications: College graduate Have previous community service experience Competent in Microsoft Office and Internet; have basic IT skills Be able to comfortably adapt to a new culture Roles and Responsibilities: Help strengthen the English curriculum …

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TC Social Studies Doctoral Student Publishes in History Compass 

Congratulations to Amy Mungur, who just published the following article! Mungur, Amy. (2011). Chinese Movies and History Education. The Case of Zhang Yimou's 'To Live', History Compass. ABSTRACT Using film to promote historical understanding is not a new phenomenon. However, such use presents difficulty when dealing with non-Western history, as sufficient care must be given to …

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


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” 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 …

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