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Hold Fast to Dreams 

Higher education is often seen as a potential silver bullet for breaking cycles of poverty in the US, yet research continually finds that low-income students face perversely daunting barriers to attending college and completing degrees. This has been true for generations and many know it to be true now, but much conversation and scholarship on this issue …

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Library Resources and Services for Students in the English Education Summer MA Intensive (INSTEP) Program 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the English Education INSTEP Program.  These e-resources have been selected to support the objectives of the program, i.e., to allow participants to "take advantage of Teachers College, Columbia University's highly regarded English Education program" as well as "the …

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Meet Lorraine 

  Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I am not a TC student. I am a recent graduate of Long Island University’s Palmer School Library Program. Where’s your hometown? Baltimore, Maryland What did you want to be when you grew up? In elementary school I was sure I’d …

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Meet April 

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I'm not a TC student but in case you were wondering I studied library science and user experience at Pratt Institute! Where’s your hometown? San Diego, CA What did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut but then chose …

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Library Resources and Services for the AEGIS Program 

This virtual guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible from on and off campus, have been selected to support the aims and objectives …

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Spring 2015 Room Report 

  Almost 50,000 patrons spent 16,000 hours in library study rooms this spring Who are they? Where are they meeting? Room 308 continues to be the most popular room with 823 bookings What are they doing? 220 Course sessions 169 Dissertation Meetings & Defenses 115 Library Workshops 3141 Study groups and meetings 344 Teleconferences & …

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Library Services, Spring 2015: Commencing, Present and Past 

Teachers College Faculty And Student Group in the Grove. (Ca. 1896) Since it's the season, it seems timely to illustrate this report with photographs of Teachers College commencements from the somewhat distant (late 19th/early 20th century) past.  It is fairly remarkable to note the size of graduating classes during that early era in the College's history; it's also somewhat surprising to observe how …

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“Our Treasury and Too”: Highlights of the 2015 Spring Education Program 

"It never is too late For nights of stars and feet that move to an Iambic measure; all who clapped were linked, The theatre is our treasury and too, Our study, school-room, house where mercy is Dispensed with justice. Shakespeare has the mood And draws the music from the dullest heart.” --from A Performance of …

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The Politics of True Play 

On Wednesday March 11, the library hosted a guest lecture by Cheng Xueqin, regional director of early childhood education in Anji, a county in China’s Zhejiang province. Ms. Cheng presented on her work and experience in developing Anji Play, a play-driven curriculum for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children that she and a group of Anji school …

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Curriculum and Teaching Research Guide 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching  at Teachers College.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting research in the topical areas the courses in the department's …

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Organization and Leadership Research Guide 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Department of Organization and Leadership.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting research in the topical areas the …

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Library Resources and Services for HBSE 6010, Advanced Study of Problems and Issues in Special Education 

This virtual guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Angel Wang's course HBSE 6010, Advanced Study of Problems and Issues in Special Education. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected …

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Resources for Research in Diabetes Education and Management 

This virtual guide is intended to provide information about and links to key resources for research in the field of diabetes education and management.  These e-resources have been selected to support the mission of the program, i.e., to help clinically trained healthcare professionals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the increased demand for …

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Teachers College Community School and Gottesman: Relationships Between Schools and Academic Libraries 

On March 6, 2014, 2nd graders from Teachers College Community School made their way to the Gottesman Libraries to visit the exhibit Transformations of Text and participate in the Finding the Song workshop. Transformations of Text is the work of Susan Ruth Cohen, currently a student in the Art and Art Education Ed.M. program as well as a Teaching Artist and …

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Copyright Basics for Everyone part 2: How to Use Intellectual Property without Breaking the Law and Offending People 

Photo credit: Timothy Vollmer I have a confession to make: I have probably infringed on a few copyrights in my time. You probably have too unwittingly. You need an image to add to a PowerPoint presentation, report, or website, so you do a Google image search, grab one of the images, and use it. This, …

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Copyright Basics for Everyone – an Overview 

Copyright graffiti - photo credit: Horia Varlan Do you have anything that is copyrighted? Have you ever written a research paper, poem, piece of music, or short story? Taken a photograph or a sound or video recording? If you've done any of these things in your life, you hold copyright on your creations. In fact, …

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Library Presentation for A&HL 4500, Advanced Language Study: Academic Writing 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Domenica DelPrete's Spring 2015 course A&HL 4500, Advanced Language Study:  Academic Writing.  These e-resources have been selected to support the aim of the course, i.e., to help nonnative speakers of English as well as all graduate students who wish …

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Library Resources for ORL 5521, Introduction to Research Methods in Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Corbin Campbell's Fall 2014 course ORL 5521, Introduction to Research Methods in Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to …

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Library Resources and Services for HUD 4120, Methods of Empirical Research 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Carey Cooper's Spring 2015 course HUD 4120, Methods of Empirical Research.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objective …

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