Date: November 8, 2017
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Welcome to the Center on History and Education
We are pleased to announce that in September 2018, Ansley T. Erickson, Associate Professor of History and Education, and Thomas James, Professor of History, became co-directors of the Center on History and Education.
The 2018-19 year has been focused on planning the Center’s vision and workplan for the future. Check back for more information in Fall 2019.
Director: Ansley T. Erickson and Thomas James
Teachers College, Summer Session, 1920
In partnership with the NYC DOE Social Studies Department and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Center on History and Education is proud to offer a full day of professional learning on April 28, 2017 at Teachers College...
Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City featured in Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning’s column, In the Spotlight.
Also of note is the video produced through the Center's collaboration with CTL about the digital project.
In partnership with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center...
The Center, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center...
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From the Archives
Greek-Americans in NYC: Settlement, the Church, and Schooling
By: Fevronia K. Soumakis
Ellino-Amerikanopoulo (Feb.1962). Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, NY, NY.
Pictured above is the vibrant front cover of the Greek-American Magazine for Children [Ellino-Amerikanopoulo], a monthly bilingual children’s magazine created for Greek-American students that circulated across the United States and Canada during the early 1960s.
Korean Cram Schools: Flushing, Queens, New York
Photo by: Don Jacobsen, Newsday, August 28, 1983; Queens Library, NYC
by Jean Park
Published in 1983 by Newsday in a feature story titled, “The Koreans: Making a New Life in New York,” the photograph shows Korean children and their English teacher at a “hakwon” or Korean “cram school” in Flushing, Queens, New York...
On Arrival: Puerto Ricans in Post World War II New York
Photo by: Dick DeMarsica, Harlem/World Telegram & Sun, April 29, 1947, Courtesy of Library of Congress
From the collections of the Library of Congress, the photograph shows a group of Puerto Ricans in 1947 at Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Granted United States citizenship ......
From the Record Up: Mapping the History of Education in NYC
As the summer comes to a close, I’d like to share a few notes about a new project the Center is working on with our good partner Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Center has worked closely with CTL over the past three years to develop Living and Learning...
August 24, 2017
Discovering Histories of Education in NYC
This past spring semester, I had the privilege of being Professor’s Weneck’s Graduate Research Assistant for her course, “History of Education in New York City.”
June 13, 2017
What About the Archives?
No doubt about it, primary source documents are a staple of classroom history instruction on the elementary and secondary levels...
March 21, 2017
We’re all about the History of Education in New York City
There are many academic centers and institutes concerned with the study of history...
December 10, 2016
No Less Than a Matter of Equality
With the award in 2012 of a National Endowment of the Humanities Challenge Grant...
September 30, 2016