TC Announces Medalists & Speakers for 2014 ConvocationTemple Grandin, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III, Sonia Nieto and Carl Wieman to be honored. Read more...
Meet Tomorrow's LeadersTC students are hard at work changing the world. Learn more about their research, their commitment to schools and communities, and their ambitious plans for the future. Read more...
Broken Things Can Be Beautiful ThingsA Macy Gallery exhibition featuring children's artwork from the Rita Gold Childhood Center, now through March 21. Read more...
Her Choice to Change the WorldOwning the legacy of an illustrious ancestor, Amanda Washington is trying to fix more than the classroom for poor students of color Read more...
Welcome to TC's FutureOn Jan. 30, 2014, TC marked the close of its 125th anniversary year and embarked on the College’s historic $300 million campaign: Where the Future Comes First: The Campaign for Teachers College.
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Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of TC's Institute for Urban and Minority Education, is one of 22 scholars who have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South, which includes six chapters authored or coauthored by TC graduates or doctoral students, questions the distinctions between "immigrant" and "refugee."
Emdin was named to White House's "Champions of Change" 2014 lineup for his work using Hip Hop to teach science
At a UN-Sponsored Forum, the Associate Professor of Social Studies said global citizenship must be taught in the modern world.
Mixed Motivations, Mixed Results: A History of Law, Legislation, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Interest Convergence
This article explores the laws and legislation pertaining to historically Black colleges and universities using Derrick Bell's notion of interest convergence—the idea that most Whites will only accommodate the interests of Blacks in achieving racial equality when it is in the best interest of middle- and upper-class Whites.
Con Cariño: Teacher Caring, Math Self-Efficacy, and Math Achievement Among Hispanic English Learners
We document that caring elementary school teachers spark Hispanic student self-perception of math ability, which in turn increases Hispanic student performance on the California Standards Test for Mathematics. Caring especially impacts math performance among Spanish-dominant English learners, who constitute the fastest growing segment of California's K-12 student population.
Implementation is a challenging phase of education reform. In many locales, the rush is on to quickly implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In some districts, textbooks and curriculum materials were delivered only days before school began. Many offered only minimal professional development to help teachers understand what kind of student learning the new standards aim for, and to develop new forms of instruction to support that learning. Despite these circumstances, teachers were still expected to teach the CCSS, and get students ready for new, more demanding assessments coming soon. In too many cases, there is little appreciation that the final, decisive implementation step is teachers planning, trying out, and revising new lessons. Week by week, in small incremental steps, change comes. Often progress is uneven, slower than anticipated, and runs afoul of “hurry-up” pressures that kill reforms before they are ever fully implemented. Evidence is mounting that incremental improvement is the best way to get lasting results -- in medicine, teaching, and industry. Even with robust support for incremental progress, it will take years of collaboration by teachers and administrators for the full benefits of CCSS to be realized. Red flags are up.
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.
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Leigh Patel's "Youth Held at the Border", Mariana Souto-Manning's "Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom", Bryan Warnick's "Understanding Student Rights in Schools", William Perez's "Americans by Heart", Jeffrey Brooks's "Black School White School", Nel Noddings's "Education and Democracy in the 21st Century", and Sonya Douglass Horsford's "Learning in a Burning House" have all been selected as American Educational Studies Association's 2013 Critics Choice Book Award Winners!
Eric Nadelstern's "10 Lessons from New York City Schools" was reviewed in NYC's Education Update
Stay tuned for Helen Malone's exciting new edited collection "Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform." It will be featured in EdWeek, the Huffington Post, and Kappan Magazine this fall!
Join TCPress author Helen Janc Malone, editor of Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform, and other prominent education researchers at Education Week's new time-limited blog, International Perspectives on Education Reform.
This Fall, Prof. Vershawn Young, author of the forthcoming title Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy will keynote the Southeaster Writing Association conference.
Pasi Sahlberg's "Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?" won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Education, following up on Linda Darling-Hammond's 2012 win for "The Flat World in Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future".
Three TCP books finaled in the education category: Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance by Neuman and Celano, Professional Capital by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan, and We Don't Need Another Hero by Greg Michie.
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