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Center on History and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Welcome to the Center on History and Education
Established in 2012, The Center on History and Education encourages new scholarship in the history of education as this rich history is told across local institutions, organizations, and informal settings. Drawing from this research, the Center supports critical inquiry into history education and innovative strategies for teaching history that speak to the lived narratives of students in the K-12 public school classroom. The Center on History and Education has joined, in support of these initiatives, with the Programs in History and Education and Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Given our place in the nation’s largest, most diverse city, a primary consideration of the Center is to encourage an in-depth look at the history of education in New York City. Our interest is to examine this history from the perspective of the city’s changing neighborhoods, its educational, cultural, municipal, and religious institutions, and the social histories of those who have made New York City their home.
Director: Dr. Bette Weneck
Contact Person: Dr. Bette Weneck * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers College, Summer Session, 1920
In partnership with the NYC DOE Social Studies Department and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Center on History and Education is proud to offer a full day of professional learning on April 28, 2017 at Teachers College...
Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City featured in Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning’s column, In the Spotlight.
Also of note is the video produced through the Center's collaboration with CTL about the digital project.
In partnership with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center...
The Center, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center...
Date: October 26, 2017
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Date: September 26, 2016
From the Archives
Korean Cram Schools: Flushing, Queens, New York
Photo by: Don Jacobsen, Newsday, August 28, 1983; Queens Library, NYC
by Jean Park
Published in 1983 by Newsday in a feature story titled, “The Koreans: Making a New Life in New York,” the photograph shows Korean children and their English teacher at a “hakwon” or Korean “cram school” in Flushing, Queens, New York...
On Arrival: Puerto Ricans in Post World War II New York
Photo by: Dick DeMarsica, Harlem/World Telegram & Sun, April 29, 1947, Courtesy of Library of Congress
From the collections of the Library of Congress, the photograph shows a group of Puerto Ricans in 1947 at Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Granted United States citizenship ......
From the Record Up: Mapping the History of Education in NYC
As the summer comes to a close, I’d like to share a few notes about a new project the Center is working on with our good partner Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Center has worked closely with CTL over the past three years to develop Living and Learning...
August 24, 2017
Discovering Histories of Education in NYC
This past spring semester, I had the privilege of being Professor’s Weneck’s Graduate Research Assistant for her course, “History of Education in New York City.”
June 13, 2017
What About the Archives?
No doubt about it, primary source documents are a staple of classroom history instruction on the elementary and secondary levels...
March 21, 2017
We’re all about the History of Education in New York City
There are many academic centers and institutes concerned with the study of history...
December 10, 2016
No Less Than a Matter of Equality
With the award in 2012 of a National Endowment of the Humanities Challenge Grant...
September 30, 2016