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Social Studies Education Student Duane Bailey-Castro Rediscovers a True New York Wonder 

"Duane Bailey-Castro, a Teachers College student and Social Studies teacher, grew up in the Bronx near the High Bridge, and was recently featured in a photography exhibition, along with two other photographers, Nathan Kensinger and Wes Tarca. The exhibition, High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River, opened in July to celebrate the community and the …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Noriko Kato.

For many people visiting New York City, walking or cycling across our grand bridges is on the top of their to-do list. Strolling along the quaint brownstone-lined neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights or taking in the sweeping views of lower Manhattan are added bonuses if visiting the Brooklyn Bridge. For those seeking a new view of the …

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Highlighting Our Alumni: Michael Tillman, Teaching of Social Studies 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Michael Tillman graduated with his Master’s degree in Teaching of Social Studies and “loved every last minute of it.” That’s not to say it didn’t take some adjustments early on. “When I began the program, I felt completely overwhelmed and in over my head.  I've never considered myself an intellectual, just a guy who likes …

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TC students and faculty attend AERA conference in Vancouver  ☆

On April 13-17, a group of TC Social Studies students and faculty joined other researchers and scholars from across the country at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. AERA is a national research society, striving to advance knowledge about education through scholarly inquiry in an effort to improve education and serve the public …

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Academic Festival 2012 

Social Studies Professor Anand Marri, Instructor Thomas Chandler, and Doctoral Student Ellen Livingston will be participating in the 2012 Academic Festival! Banking on our Future: Kids and Financial Literacy Moderated by Pola Rosen (EdD ’80), Publisher, Education Update; featuring Alice Wilder (EdD ’98), Educational Psychologist; Anand Marri, Associate Professor of Social Studies; and Ramon Gonzalez …

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Looking back: TC alum Ben Jacobs examines the history of Social Studies education 

Social Studies program alum Ben Jacobs is still cultivating a passion for research that was born and bred at TC. “I think that, by studying the history of the Social Studies field, we gain the best and broadest sense of how some of the enduring ideas, research interests, and controversies that we cope with to …

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INSTEP: Action research projects and voices of change 

Students in their third year of the Social Studies INSTEP program recently gathered at TC in an intensive workshop focused on fine-tuning their Action Research Project. With two summer sessions down and one to go, students are in the final stages of the research project which will serve as the culminating product of their MA …

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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 …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

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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Addressing Korean immigrant students’ experience in the Social Studies classroom 

The Social Studies program at Teachers College is pleased to announce the publication of Yoonjung Choi’s article “Marginalized students' uneasy learning: Korean immigrant students’ experiences of learning social studies” in the current issue of Social Studies Research and Practice. A Ph. D. candidate in Social Studies Education, Choi is excited to share her research, centered …

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Teaching Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

The Portland Eastern Herald recorded on June 8, 1795 that "Much has been said and written on the utility of newspapers; but one principal advantage which might be derived from these publications has been neglected; we mean that of reading them in schools." Although newspapers (in their printed form) are slowly but surely losing their footing …

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From Black Hawk Helicopters to a Middle School classroom 

Teachers College alum John McNally is bringing a world of experience to his middle school students. A 2009 graduate from the Social Studies program, McNally now teaches 6th and 7th grade history at Horace Mann Middle School in Riverdale. Recently featured along with his wife and father-in-law in Time magazine’s story “The New Greatest Generation,” …

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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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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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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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First Annual Civics Day New York 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

May 11, 2011. 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 …

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