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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth 


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 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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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Social Studies Doctoral Students Present at the NCSS Annual Conference 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

On December 2-4, 2011, Social Studies educators from across the country convened in Washington DC at the 91st National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. The gathering offered a plethora of learning opportunities for participants around the theme of Dimensions of Diversity. The three-day event was kicked off with a series of pre-conference clinics …

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Bringing a World of Experience Into the Classroom: The Peace Corps Fellows 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Teachers College offers a unique opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are committed to teaching in New York City's public schools. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at TC provides a number of benefits, including a sizable scholarship, to RPCVs who work toward their degree while teaching full time, which is no small task. …

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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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Contrasting Similarities: A Profile of A&H’s Student Teachers 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

The Arts & Humanities department currently has 190 student teachers in English, Art, Music, Social Studies and ESL classrooms throughout New York City. Their backgrounds, motivations, and post graduation plans are as diverse as the students they work with each day. Students are placed in schools mostly in the five boroughs of New York. These …

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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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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Social Studies Alum Named NY Education Commissioner 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Kate.

Dr. John B. King, Jr., was named Commissioner of the New York Board of Regents. For more information, check out the New York times announcement:

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In the News: Alumni and Professor Tom Chandler 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Tom Chandler, a graduate of TC’s Social Studies and Education Program and now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College recently offered his thoughts on events unfolding in Japan. His reflections on emergency preparedness, nuclear power, rescue and response models, discrimination and public health put the disaster in a learning context for the U.S.  For …

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