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Volume XI, No.4 ♦ 12/2005

  • A Campus for a TC Hero

    A Campus for a TC Hero

    On December 15th, TC dedicated its offices at the Theresa Towers, on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 125th Street, as the new Edmund W. Gordon Campus. The event, which celebrated TC's professor emeritus of psychology, also marked the work of the TC Education Zone Partnership.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • A Citizen of the World

    A Citizen of the World

    Who better to organize a conference on second language research than a Korean woman who speaks perfect English with a hint of an Indian accent? That would be TC doctoral student Eun Sung Park...
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • A Long Way To Go For a Math Clinic

    A Long Way To Go For a Math Clinic

    Six Afghan educators visited Teachers College for three weeks in November to learn new ways of teaching mathematics back home. They came away prepared to write new math textbooks and train their colleagues. Along the way, they also visited Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Philadelphia's Independence Hall, and the United Nations, where they met with Ravan Farhadi, Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.N.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Doing What We Do, Better

    Teachers College educates across a broad range of fields, from policymaking to research to health care education. Still, the College's name continues to reflect its core expertise -- which is why TC recently created a stronger, more centralized Office of Teacher Education. The office now oversees programs as diverse as the Professional Development Schools Partnership and the TC Peace Corps Fellows, and its responsibilities range from ensuring that all student teachers have been screened for tuberculosis to gathering data for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Giving Locally

    Nearly 30 years ago, a young couple moved to New York City so that he could pursue an Ed.D. at Teachers College and she could study midwifery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The only catch: finding quality, affordable daycare for their three-year-old son.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Good Grief

    Good Grief

    "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin once said. Yet how we deal with those certainties is a different story -- particularly death.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Talking with a Tale-Spinner

    Talking with a Tale-Spinner

    On Monday, November 7, noted Haitian-American author and Columbia alumna Edwige Danticat was the subject of CITIZEN, a public discussion in talk-show format run by TC's Film and Education Research Academy and hosted by doctoral student Kelvin Sealey.
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Tongue Ties

    Tongue Ties

    You're an English teacher, and one of your foreign students says, "I read book yesterday." Do you a) politely say, "You mean, you read a book yesterday"? Or b) probe a little further to learn whether in the student's native language, the concept of definite and indefinite articles exist?
    Published: 12/20/2005

  • Surviving A  Bombing: An Educator Undeterred

    Surviving A Bombing: An Educator Undeterred

    To anyone who knows Dana Burde, her narrow escape from being killed by suicide bombers in Amman, Jordan, in early November, could not be more fraught with irony.
    Published: 12/19/2005

  • TC and CU - Just Friends, or Something More?

    TC and CU - Just Friends, or Something More?

    Should Teachers College have a closer relationship with Columbia University? What are the various ways that could happen and what would be the pros and cons for each institution?
    Published: 12/19/2005

  • Doing What We Do, Better

    Doing What We Do, Better

    Teachers College educates across a broad range of fields, from policymaking to research to health care education. Still, the College's name continues to reflect its core expertise -- which is why TC recently created a stronger, more centralized Office of Teacher Education.
    Published: 12/1/2005