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Volume 25, No. 2 ♦ 12/2001

  • Convocation 2000

    A sunny spring day marked the Teachers College master's convocation ceremony. Students, normally seen in the urban uniform of black and gray or jeans and a T-shirt, glided about Morningside Heights in pale blue gowns. Street vendors sold "Class of 2000" souvenirs, bouquets of flowers and the usual hot dogs and soda to the family members who came to Amsterdam Avenue for the festivities. Each year, Teachers College presents the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service to Education to people who have profoundly influenced education and child development. This year, the medalists included Governor James B. Hunt of North Carolina; Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History; Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and Professor of Humanities and chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University; and Edward Zigler, Director of the Bush Center for Child Development at Yale University.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Educators, Policymakers and Journalists Gather for Second Annual School Law Institute

    "We encounter legal issues everyday and sometimes we don't even know that they're legal issues. For school practitioners, the School Law Institute is a week-long immersion in 'got to have' information and insights with world class legal and educational scholars," commented Dr. Marjorie Parsons, an Assistant Superintendent from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The 76 other participants at the Second Annual School Law Institute shared similar reasons and interests in learning the law.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Flunking Retirement: A Chat with Maxine Greene

    "I am what I am not yet," said Maxine Greene on a snowy morning last winter about her retirement. Her existential theory of retirement is the same as the one she has maintained for her theory of her career: she is always in pursuit of herself. Greene's rigorous retirement schedule includes being philosopher-in-residence at the Lincoln Center Institute of the Arts in Education and the founder and director of Teachers College's Center for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education. She is the William F. Russell Professor Emeritus in the Foundations of Education and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College. Greene also hosts salons in her home and is asked to speak all over the country.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Hechinger Institute Reaches Political and Higher Education Reporters

    The Hechinger Institute offered seminars for political reporters, and on higher education.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Morton Schindel: From Page to Screen

    TC alum Morton Schindel discusses his life as a pioneer in children's educational films.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Professor Hill on High-Stakes Reading Tests

    The increasing reliance of our educational system on standardized tests has precipitated a national debate. This debate, however, has proceeded with little attention to the tests themselves.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Sage Publication Grows Out of AEGIS Dissertations

    This spring, Sage published Collaborative Inquiry in Practice: Action, Reflection, and Making Meaning by John N. Bray, Joyce Lee, Linda L. Smith, and Lyle Yorks. The book grows out of their dissertation work on the use of collaborative inquiry as a method for facilitating adult learning.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Sloan Foundation Extends Grant to Community College Reserach Center

    Since 1996, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College has been studying roles that community colleges play in higher education.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Small School Designed for Success

    The National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST), and the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) were awarded $1.1 million from the Goldman Sachs Foundation to improve the capacity of New York City public schools to recruit and retain quality teachers and to strengthen redesigned high schools.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • TC Represented at a Salzburg Seminar Special Session

    For more than 50 years, The Salzburg Seminar has provided a forum for distinguished leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue on social and cultural issues, including education, law, medicine, journalism, and world trade. In a special session of The Salzburg Seminar, leaders in medicine, public health and health services from every corner of the globe gathered to discuss Critical Issues in Global Health: Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • The Ambiguities of Freedom on the Web

    On April 1, 2000, the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I), held its annual conference entitled, "The Ambiguities of Freedom" which was organized and moderated by Greene.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice

    The groundbreaking book, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, published by Jossey-Bass, is a comprehensive resource that integrates authoritative research and definitive examples for those professionals and students involved in a wide variety of conflict resolution fields.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • The Heritage School: A Model Extended Day Program

    Thomas sums up the feeling of accomplishment that has been swirling around the Heritage School and Teachers College ever since the Fall of 1998, when President Clinton announced that Heritage was awarded a three-year 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Zumwalt Leaves Dean's Post: Search for New Dean Begins

    Karen Zumwalt, who has served as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the past five years, returned to full-time teaching and research on July 15, 2000.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Scholarships Help TC to Enroll the 'Best and Brightest'

    Like many others considering education careers, Dawn Hering, Uzma Shah and Darrell Hucks asked themselves before applying to graduate schools of education, "How am I going to pay for this?"
    Published: 11/1/2000

  • Laughing in the Face of Death: Coping with Grief Effectively

    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education George Bonanno isn't always the most popular speaker at conferences for grief counselors.
    Published: 9/1/2000