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Announcements

  • Center to Participate in RewirED Series at CU

    Center to participate in RewirED series sponsored by Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, December 16th from 12-1:15pm in 523 Butler Library, Columbia University. The series explores ways in which digital technologies support and enhance the learning environment. In this final session of the series titled, "RewirED: Show the Blend" Bette Weneck, Associate Director and Lecturer, will discuss how the project, "Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City," which grew out of her Teachers College course, has made use of technology to explore the historical process.
  • Reading Buildings - Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis

    On October 17 and 23, 2015, the Center on History and Education is sponsoring a two-day TC Continuing Professional Studies workshop for Social Studies and Language Arts teachers titled, “Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis.” In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop historical thinking skills through the analysis of historical buildings, and will draw upon literacy theory and practice to show how the process of historical building analysis supports students' development of higher order thinking skills and meets Common Core State Standards.

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  • TC Today: Bringing History to Life

    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.

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  • Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City


    A collaboration with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), "Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City" will lead to the development of teaching resources for K-12 educators about New York City history.

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  • Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

    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.

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  • Center to Participate in Project with CU History Department

    Organized by the American Historical Association and funded, in March 2014, with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project supports careers for history Ph.D.’s outside the academy. The Center, with TC programs, will offer a “clinic” course to Columbia Ph.D.’s, in year three of the grant, that examines ways to teach local history in neighborhood public schools.

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  • Center History Doctoral Fellows 2014-2015

    Viola Huang (Program in History and Education) and John Shekitka (Program in Social Studies Education) named Center Doctoral Fellows for 2014-2015.

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Upcoming Events


Past Events

  • March 8, 2016

    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.

  • December 2, 2015

    The Promise of the Historically Black College and University: Educating Citizens, 1865-1920
    Cally L. Waite

    Associate Professor
    Program in History and Education

    About:
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played an important role in the development of democracy and citizenship for black Americans that remains unrecognized.

    The development and challenges of these institutions reflect but also cast new light on the experience of majority institutions that have long told the story of the history of higher education.

  • November 12 & November 14, 2015

    RUBBLE KINGS
    A film by Shan Nicholson

    A 1970s story about the Bronx. In the peace brokered among rival gangs, the creative and political expression of hip-hop culture was born.

    General Screening
    Thursday, Nov 12, 6-8:30pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Q&A with film director and Chris Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education, Teachers College; author of Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation.

    Screening for Teens
    Saturday, Nov 14, 1-3pm
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Junior Scholars Program
    Q&A with film director.

    Presented in collaboration with Teachers College Racial Literacy Roundtables/The Vice President's Office for Community and Diversity and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Junior Scholars Program.
  • October 17 & October 23, 2015

    Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis
    On October 17 and 23, the Center of History and Education sponsored a TC Continuing Professional Studies two-part workshop for Social Studies and Language Arts teachers titled, “Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis.”

  • September 17, 2015

    Creating a College that Works: Audrey Cohen and the Metropolitan College of New York
    Part of the Teachers College Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series, the event was co-hosted by the Center on History and Education and the Program in History and Education.

  • March 24, 2015

    Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters
    Watch the Roundtable
    Co-sponsored by: Center on History and Education and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • February 3, 2015

    History Education in Practice Series
    Roundtable: Youth, Identity and the Power of History: Insights Gained from the Out-of-School Space
    Read more and Watch the Roundtable
    Co-sponsored by: Center on History and Education and Program in Social Studies Education, Department of Arts and Humanities
  • October 2, 2014

    Educating Harlem Conference: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community
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  • February 19, 2014

    Think Tank on Historical Illiteracy

    Opening Remarks by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    View the Think Tank

    Co-sponsored by:
    Center on History and Education and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • March 5, 2013 - March 31, 2013

    Teachers College: Pioneering Education: Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation and Learning

    New York Historical Society


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Projects


From the Archives

  • Does Going to School 'Interrupt' a Child's Education?

    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.

    See the Interview