Capital Campaign Newsletter - TECHNOLOGY - COMPATIBLE VALUE SYSTEMS
Capital Campaign Newsletter - TECHNOLOGY - COMPATIBLE VALUE SYSTEMS WINTER 2000 / 2001 Quick Link to the Articles Cover Page The Cloherty Watchwords A Tribute to Grace Hoadley Dodge The Making of the Grace Dodge Exhibit on the Web The Franck Fellowship in Special Education Go,East, Young Woman Technology-Enhanced Human Interaction Breaking the Barrier of Isolation Compatible Value Systems Thee Barlow honors Teachers College in her will. It is an apt word to describe her bequest. That is, to preserve a shared vision she and Teachers College have of the College as a forum where great ideas get a hearing and good thinking moves ideas into action. "In my estate planning for Teachers College," Ms. Barlow explained, "I am paying tribute to a value system that is compatible with my own." "Teachers College has had a tremendous influence in charting and informing the career paths I have taken. Seeds were planted there that grew and flourished, giving meaning for whatever interest I have pursued in my professional life." Brain Power and Mental Health Her master's programs in teaching and childhood development prepared her, Barlow said, "for how best to reach children. In teaching children, Teachers College emphasized individual support and positive feedback to encourage learning. That is exactly the approach I have taken in educating youngsters. "Another influence was a book by Anna Freud I read at TC entitled Psychoanalysis for Teachers and Parents. Recalling it years later, I contacted her and enrolled in Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic (now known as the Anna Freud Centre) in London for a year-long certificate course in Applied Psychoanalysis." Barlow complemented that training with another yearlong certificate course in school mental health consultation at McLean Hospital, a Harvard psychiatric teaching hospital near Boston. "Thus," Barlow noted, "I was able to integrate an understanding of early childhood learning with the behavior problems experienced by children in the work I did at the University of Michigan to educate psychologists and psychiatrists on how to function with teachers." With her retirement, Barlow lives in Yonkers, volunteers at Teachers College and is a member of the Art Students League. "I concluded a six-year term on the Alumni Council in May 2000," she said. "Since then I have been engaged in organizing former Alumni Council members to encourage their participation in contemporary activities at Teachers College. "As an artist, I work in water colors, sketching and oils primarily in a lyric expressionist style. Again, when I related my interest in the arts with my interest in Teachers College, I appreciated the strides Teachers College has made to reverse cuts in cultural programs and help restore music, art and theater as an integral component of a public school education." Her volunteer service only intensified her admiration and affection for Teachers College, leading to a provision in her will to benefit the College's future interests. "Including Teachers College in your estate planning," Barlow maintained, "is one way to ensure that the great ideas and good thinking that characterize the College remain vital and vibrant for generation after generation." "Including Teachers College in your estate planning," Barlow maintained, "is one way to ensure that the great ideas and good thinking that characterize the College remain vital and vibrant for generation after generation." "In my estate planning for Teachers College," Ms. Barlow explained, "I am paying tribute to a value system that is compatible with my own."
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