Publications: TC Today
The Alumni Magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University
Volume 23, No. 1 ♦ 6/1997
The relationship between China and Teachers College did not end with Tao and Dewey. One of Tao’s students, Professor Jian Zhang, the ex-Vice Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China and current Vice President of Tao Xingzhi Research Association of China, recently visited TC. He met with Professors Clifford Hill and Gita Steiner-Khamsi and representatives from the Consulate to explore the possibility of starting a joint research program and a comparative study of educational systems in China and the United States. "Professor Zhang was very enthusiastic for collaboration," noted Professor Steiner-Khamsi, "because Teachers College is highly regarded in China."
Zelini Hubbard, an eleventh grader from the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public high school in Harlem, is studying Dante's Divine Comedy. But Zelini and her classmates, who are taking the class on their own time, are not just reading the Western classic, but are attempting to understand it in terms of their own experience--with the help of the World Wide Web.
Robert MacNeil, former executive editor and co-anchor of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author and director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, held a conversation on educational issues on April 10 at the Cosmopolitan Club to kick off the Hechinger Institute’s inaugural event.
The Music and the Brain program is a collaboration between Lenore Pogonowski, professor of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, and Frederic Papert, president of the board of directors of The 42nd Street Fund.
One recent summer, Angela Calabrese-Barton's landlord decided to sell the house in which she and her husband were living. Most people would try to find another place to live. Calabrese-Barton, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and her husband decided it would be a good opportunity to do some research on what it is like to be homeless.
History of the connection between TC and China.
Ennis Cosby was, of course, the son of Bill Cosby, the famous entertainer, but, according to his professors at Teachers College, the young man did not make much of that fact. Cosby was shot to death early Thursday morning, January 16, as he changed a flat tire on a deserted roadway in Southern California. He was 27 years old.