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Student Research on African Education 

Map of Africa by Eric Gaba (Sting - Sting) - In the Spring 2017 issue of African Education in Focus, the newsletter of TC’s George Clement Bond Center for African Education (CAE), Dr. Naomi Moland named an issue “at the heart of international comparative education,” that “'education' must be conceived of broadly-- for example, understanding …

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Library Resources and Services for ITSF 5199, Theories of the Policy Process in a Global Context 

This research guide is intended as a representative sampling of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Nancy Green Saraisky's Spring 2017 course ITSF 5199, Theories of the Policy Process in a Global Context.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aims of the<a …

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Library Resources for Education Policy and Social Analysis 

This virtual research guide is intended to provide an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for research in subject areas encompassed in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) at Teachers College, Columbia University.  The resources, which are primarily electronic but also include some printed works, have been selected to …

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Today in History: Nixon Signs the Higher Education Act 

Planning our trip to the AAU National Track and Field Championships this July, I find myself wondering how sport and athletics might affect the future of my kids on their educational journey. Will there be opportunities, or impossibilities, due to higher levels of competition amid increasing financial costs? For my eldest, college is a mere …

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Everett Cafe: Lessons from the Gilded Age 

After collective iterations of selections for the new Everett Café book display, Lessons from the Gilded Age, the last thing I expect to find is a small frog in my path. Down the steep hill at the top of the park, I am cycling too fast to stop, but I shift my Schwinn just a …

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Strage Prize 2015 with Sonali Rajan 

The Strage Junior Faculty Prize committee honors Sonali Rajan as the 2015 Strage Prize recipient. Since 2012, Dr. Rajan has served as the Assistant Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. At TC, her work has focused chiefly on identifying patterns of risk behavior among youth, …

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Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives & America’s Future, with David L. Kirp 

Renowned education expert David L. Kirp speaks on Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children's Lives and America's Future (PublicAffairs, March 31st, 2011). In his latest publication, dedicated to "the unsung heroes -- those whose tireless efforts are changing the arc of children's lives," he outlines a clear policy agenda that places kids first …

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Preparing teachers : building evidence for sound policy 

Title: Preparing teachers : building evidence for sound policy Author :  Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press Call number:  LB1715 .P727 2010 From the Publisher: Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher …

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Performance incentives: Their growing impact on American K-12 education 

Title: Performance incentives: Their growing impact on American K-12 education Author: Matthew G. Springer, Editor Publisher: Brookings Institution Press Call Number: LB2842.22 .P47 2009 From the Publisher: The concept of pay for performance for public school teachers is growing in popularity and use, and it has resurged to once again occupy a central role in …

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The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymaking 

Title: The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymaking Author: Alexander Wiseman Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited (December 13, 2010) Check it out: LB2805 .I43 2010 From the publisher:  Since the IEA's first international studies on mathematics and science achievement in the late 1960s, the availability and use of international achievement studies around …

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Making Failure Pay, with Jill Koyama 

A little discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire afterschool tutoring companies, the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations, and to pay them with federal funds. In this book talk, Jill Koyama, author of Making Failure Pay: For Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, …

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Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age 

In the wake of the recent elections, Christopher Cross, noted author and expert on the federal role in education, delivers a masterful talk on the updated edition of his critically acclaimed, best-selling book, Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age (new edition from Teachers College Press, 2010; first edition, 2004). In it Cross astutely reflects …

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Why Our Schools Need the Arts 

Title: Why our schools need the arts Author: Jessica Hoffmann Davis Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2008 Check It Out: LB1591.5.U57 D38 2008 From the Publisher: This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy—one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for …

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The Flat World and Education 

Title: The flat world and education: how America's commitment to equity will determine our future Author: Linda Darling-Hammond Publisher:  New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out: LC213 .D37 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: Today in the United States only 1 in 10 low-income kindergarteners goes on to graduate from college. At a …

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The Death and Life of the Great American School System 

Title: The death and life of the great American school system: how testing and choice are undermining education Author: Diane Ravitch Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009 Check It Out:  LA217.2 .R38 2009 c.4 From the Publisher: A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great …

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