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When Columbia University historian Kenneth Jackson spoke at a 2013 New York Historical Society exhibition about Teachers College, he described how several leading New York City families created TC and other institutions that still drive the city’s cultural and civic life. Then, the latter-day representatives of five of those families — Vanderbilt, Macy, Milbank, Rockefeller and Dodge — came on stage.
Both Jackson’s presence and the exhibition were engineered in part by TC’s Center on History and Education (CHE), created in 2012 with funding from TC Trustee Sue Ann Weinberg (Ed.D. ’97). Like Jackson, the Center seeks to underscore history’s continuing relevance.Read the full article
The Center participated in the weeklong event in July in a session to teachers, community leaders, and scholars about the history of education in New York City.
CLASSROOM WARS: Bilingual Education, Sex Education, & the Making of Modern Political Culture
Speaker: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
About the Event:
American public schools past and present are tasked with confronting issues of diversity of many kinds—linguistic, sexual, ethnic, and racial. In California, these challenges have been pronounced, especially as the politically heterogeneous Golden State grappled with the sexual revolution and its intensified “Latinization” during the 1960s and 70s, as both were becoming the hot-button national issues they remain today. How have issues of linguistic, ethnic, and sexual educational equity shaped American schools? How does the experience of the western U.S. help explain the contemporary educational landscape and our culture at large?
Co-sponsored by the Program in History and Education and the Center on History and Education.
Think Tank on Historical IlliteracyOpening Remarks by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Teachers College: Pioneering Education: Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation and Learning
In a 1976 television interview, Lawrence A. Cremin, renowned scholar of the history of American education, Frederick A. P. Barnard Professor of Education at Teachers College, and President of TC from 1974-1984, discusses how education is far more than a school-centered activity.