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Volume IV, No. 8 ♦ 3/1999

  • 'When Worlds Collide' Looks at Choices and Challenges for People with Disabilities

    Who is really learning disabled? Will distance learning determine the future of special education? These and other issues were the focus of the second annual conference, When Worlds Collide: Choices and Challenges for People with Disabilities. These and other issues were the focus of the second annual conference, When Worlds Collide: Choices and Challenges for People with Disabilities, sponsored by the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation and the Association for the Help of Retarded Children in New York City (AHRC/NYC).
    Published: 6/1/1999

  • Conference Held at TC Focuses On Educational Access Worldwide

    The state of educational access and opportunity worldwide was the subject of a conference held over two days in early February at Teachers College. The conference, titled "Equality of Educational Opportunity at the Dawn of the 21st Century," focused on the relationship between educational exclusion and social exclusion across cultures and countries.
    Published: 6/1/1999

  • Conflict Resolution for Preschoolers

    When Sandra V. Sandy and Kathleen M. Cochran describe their work at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, they get a variety of interesting reactions. Sandy and Cochran are co-creators of the Peaceful Kids, Safe Kids program, a conflict resolution program for preschoolers. Sandy is ICCCR’s director of research and Cochran is director of training for the program.
    Published: 3/18/1999

  • Carol Gresser to Direct Institute for School Board Leadership

    Carol Gresser, former president of the New York City Board of Education, has been appointed director of a new venue to prepare leaders in education, the Institute for School Board Leadership.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Going Off-Track: TC Alumna Michelle Fine Shows BookTalk Audience that Inclusive Classes Work

    Michelle Fine (Ph.D. in Social Psychology, 1980) showed one BookTalk audience a video she made about her research in Montclair, N.J., "Off-track Classroom: Privilege for All."
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Making Progress on Access and Barrier Removal

    The scaffolding and construction barrier walls are just the most obvious signs of TC efforts to improve access to the campus and its programs for people with disabilities.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Marilyn Waring: What Really Counts

    Marilyn Waring, a national and international consultant and a senior lecturer in social policy and social work at the Albany Campus of Massey University in New Zealand, spoke at TC.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Preliminary Budget Presented to the Faculty

    The FY 1999-2000 preliminary budget was presented to the faculty on March 4th. Steven Weinberg, Director of Budget and Planning, presented the budget objectives, noting that there will be sufficient time scheduled for the faculty to review the budget.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Professor Pearl Kane Writes About Leadership in the New Millennium

    In "Farewell, Lone Warrior," a recent article written for the Independent School, Pearl Kane says: "School leadership at the turn of the century calls for different skills and competencies, and a departure from the notion of the lone warrior commanding an organization."
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • Scholarship Administrators from Abroad Gather at TC for Professional Development

    Eight administrators of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), came to Teachers College for a four-week professional development program sponsored by the Global Foundation for Research and Scholarship in Tokyo. The program was directed by James Shields, a Project Coordinator at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation.
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • TC Forum: Professor Natriello Says Cost to Meet New State Standards Could Reach $3.5 Billion

    In his remarks to an audience of 50 New York City metropolitan school superintendents who attended the TC Forum, an education-policy seminar, Gary Natriello, Professor of Sociology and Education, and the author of a new report, spoke about "Estimating the Resources Necessary to Meet the New Standards."
    Published: 3/1/1999

  • What You Need To Know About Faculty Web Sites At TC

    If you're looking for ways to better integrate the Internet into the academic environment, then why not take one small step and create a professional, faculty Web site.
    Published: 3/1/1999