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Professor Anand Marri’s Article on CNN’s Schools of Thought blog  ☆

Dr. Anand Marri's article on teaching the economy and getting students to "think beyond the numbers" was published today on CNN.com. Dr. Marri writes,  "As they listen to the fiercely partisan debates that have created gridlock in Washington, young citizens must surely wonder whether it is possible to recapture the vitality of the economy and …

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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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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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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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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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Margaret Crocco to Lead University of Iowa College of Education as New Dean  ☆

Margaret Crocco, professor and chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, has been named the 15th dean of the University of Iowa College of Education, UI Interim Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler announced today. Crocco’s appointment will begin July 1 pending approval by the Board of Regents, State …

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New African American History and Culture resources!  ☆

In celebration of Black History Month, Southern Cultures permanently has dedicated a new section of their website to all of their essays and features from the last decade on AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. This material includes interviews with many famous figures (and lesser known ones, too), as well as material which explores many aspects …

Posted 81 months ago by

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TC-Created Curriculum Wins Award!  ☆

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy” has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award! From the website: Twice a year, CINE accepts submissions for consideration of the CINE Golden Eagle Award through the CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition. The competition, conducted by a unique multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic …

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Content Area Literacy Conference 2010 Proceedings  ☆

How can social studies and science teachers help address student deficiencies in content literacy? Low disciplinary literacy brings a host of academic, social, and economic burdens. The Content Area Literacy Conference 2010, held this summer at Teachers College, brought together a host of educators and academics to discuss this problem and suggest possible resolutions. Now …

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Summer Project Citizen Opportunity  ☆

The 2011 Project Citizen Summer Institute application is now available online at  These institutes serve as a wonderful introduction to—and immersion in—the Project Citizen program, offering an opportunity to learn implementation strategies and deepen public policy knowledge. Participants chosen to attend will receive, at no cost, round-trip airfare or equivalent mileage reimbursement, lodging, meals, and …

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New Courses Announced!  ☆

December 2010 Teachers College, Columbia University Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses International Topics World History and Geography - Online Course January 19, 2011- May 10, 2011 (Earn up to 3.0 CEUs) This course is designed to enhance the intellectual tools necessary to teach world history and geography to your …

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Social Studies Standard, Fall 2010  ☆

The Program in Social Studies is please to announce the second installment of our newsletter! To download the Fall 2010 issue,  click here.

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Seeing the Big Picture with Ashley Taylor  ☆

“How do we teach students what it means to see the big picture in curriculum design?” Third-year doctoral student Ashley Taylor grappled with that question this summer as she prepared to teach her first methods course during the Summer B term. “It’s a really fast class of 10 sessions” but the compression meant that she …

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Avoiding race: White teachers’ talk about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath  ☆

We are still learning from Hurricane Katrina and the resulting displacement of huge populations from the American Gulf Coast. One of the many topics still discussed is the role of inequality in the event and its aftermath. Many such discussions have focused on income disparities, or how certain populations were disproportionately impacted by the hurricane …

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New York to Yosemite  ☆

Jay Shuttleworth has a knack for balancing work and leisure. This summer, the third-year doctoral student took over student teacher coordination for the program. He also returned to his home state of California for a break from the City. Although Jay had worked on student teacher placements for TC before, this was his first experience …

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