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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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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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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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This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance 

This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance Friday, March 25 from 9 am to 4 pm Teachers College, Columbia University In 2007, a group of Muslim youth in New York City came together to learn how to produce written oral histories of fellow Muslim …

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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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Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children 

Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children Topic: Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children Speaker: Jonah Rockoff QMSS Workshops are open to QMSS students and the greater Columbia community. For information on some of Prof. Rockoff's recent research, see here: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

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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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Call for Proposals! 

The International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference February 24-25, 2011 Orlando, FL The 2011 Annual Conference seeks to appeal to all professionals involved in social studies education. College & university faculty, K-12 teachers & administrators, curriculum designers & specialists, social studies supervisors, undergraduate & graduate students, and people in the various disciplines that …

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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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