Publications: TC Today
The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University
Volume 27, No. 1 ♦ 6/2002
Since September 11, 2001, New York City teachers, principals, superintendents, and even parents have been looking to Teachers College for answers on how to respond to the terrible events of that day.
Published: 1/7/2005 2:04:50 PM
Afghanistan needs a new education system. But, before that can happen, security and the basic necessities of life must be established. Then, the work of TC's Afghan Project, funded by the United States government for 25 years to assist Afghans with education, could be the foundation for a national education system that will achieve and maintain a democratic society.
In its largest international education project to date, Teachers College spent 25 years in Afghanistan working under the United States Foreign Aid Program, to help the Afghans build a modern education system using a program called the Afghan Project.
Current staff and faculty members met in April with members of TC's Afghan Project (which ran from the 1950s through the 1970s) including Carl Graham, Thurston Atkins and Kenneth Toepfer to learn how the original project was organized. The group collaborated on how TC can help the people of Afghanistan now and in the future.