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Volume VIII, No. 4 ♦ 12/2002

  • Ellsworth Explores the Limits of Education—and Beyond—in Sachs Lectures

    Elizabeth Ellsworth, a leading proponent of using media to enrich learning experiences and foster social change, is the 2002-2003 Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Edgar Schein Addresses TC Metro NYC Alumni Club

    Management expert Edgar Schein, who is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, spoke at a reception at the Columbia Club on November 21st. More than 200 alumni, faculty and students were in attendance.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • PS 165 at TC's Urban Science Education Gardening Project

    Elaine Howes, Assistant Professor of Science Education and faculty member with TC's Urban Science Education Center, started an Urban Gardening Project at Manhattan's PS 165 on Saturday, November 23rd. Schoolchildren and their families planted bulbs around trees in front of the school and in the playground.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • TC Tokyo 2002 Graduation

    The 14th annual commencement ceremony took place at International House in Roppongi, Tokyo, in October for graduates of the M.A. TESOL program.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Standardized Tests Examined

    A panel of experts discussed the legalities, policies and realities of standardized tests in a presentation coordinated by The Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning and the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST).
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Profiting from the Tests

    On November 12th, the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education presented a panel discussion called, "Profiting on the Test: How Businesses Translate High Stakes Testing into Commercial Opportunity" to discuss these and other issues.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Kikumi Tatsuoka: The Rule-Space Model for Educational Measurement

    With school districts placing more importance on test scores, it's important to know what all of these numbers mean. Using statistics, probability and computer coding, Kikumi Tatsuoka has come up with the Rule-Space Model which can determine individual strengths and weaknesses based on how a test taker responds to questions on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • The Wired Tower: Perspectives on the Impact of the Internet on Higher Education

    Leading educators, administrators, business professionals and investors, including Arthur Levine, President of Teachers College, offer widely diverse perspectives on the impact of the Internet on higher education in The Wired Tower (Prentice Hall) edited by Matthew Pittinsky.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Reception Honors Dewey Circle Donors

    A cabaret-inspired evening of food, drink, artwork displays and musical entertainment was provided as a thank you to members of the Teachers College John Dewey Circle, those who give $1,000 or more to the TC Annual Fund. Held at Casa Italiana, the reception brought together donors to the Fund and some of the Dewey scholars who benefit from their generosity.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Luthar's Study on Affluent Adolescents is National News

    High pressure to achieve and isolation from parents are associated with depression and substance use among adolescents from affluent and suburban upbringings, Professor Suniya Luthar told 40 parents at a forum sponsored by the PTA Council in Fairfield, Connecticut.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • TC Muses International Video Conference

    The initial TC Muses Transatlantic Internet Multimedia Seminar Southeastern Europe (TIMSSE) public education program hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach & Innovation (CEO&I) took place on November 22nd.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • The Transformation of the University of Western Cape

    Greg Anderson, who is an Assistant Professor in the department of Organization and Leadership, spoke about his book, Building a Peoples University in South Africa, on November 14th.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Columbia Community Service's 56th Annual Appeal

    Since its inception in 1946, CCS has helped countless people in the Columbia area. CCS is a voluntary organization with no portion of its contributions used for administrative costs or salaries.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Sue Nanka-Bruce Retires

    Sue Nanka-Bruce retires.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • The Writing Skills Center

    The Writing Skills Center is an on-campus tutorial service located in the basement of Horace Mann, Room 46.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • TC Donates Clothes to Victims of Fire

    Outside of the Office of External Affairs, two bins were set up to take clothing donations for the victims of a five-alarm fire that engulfed a seven-story apartment building in Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 19th.
    Published: 12/1/2002

  • Personnel

    New Personnel
    Published: 12/1/2002