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Today in History: Chang Poling Is Born 

Throughout my service at Teachers College I have been privileged to work with students and scholars from all over the world. Equally, I came to appreciate the deep historical research interests in leading international educators --- or even all educators from a particular country, whether Mexico, Brazil, Haiti, China --- but particularly China -- who chose …

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Today in History: Ignatius of Loyola 

Founder of the Jesuit order of Roman Catholic missionaries and educators, Ignatius of Loyola died of malaria in Rome on July 31st, 1556. Ignatius came from a prominent Spanish family and was trained as a knight. While in convalescence from war injuries, he began reading the Bible and pursued higher religious studies in Barcelona, Alcala, …

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Today In History: Boston Latin School Is Founded 

Can you imagine several centuries back to the creation of our nation's very first public school -- the space, students, teachers, textbooks, courses of study, typical day? A revolutionary concept for Puritan times? If you walk the Freedom Trail, you might check out the mosaic pavement plaque just beyond King's Chapel commemorating the original site of Boston …

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Today in History: Founders Day at Teachers College 

Writes Dean William F. Russell, in "The Re-education of the Americans" (Teachers College Record, Volume 46 Number 2, 1944, p. 75-92), "The dedication ceremonies were difficult to attend. One either had to take the steam cars on the elevated to 110th Street and Central Park, the cable and horse cars on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HH 4070, History of Education in the United States 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Fevronia Soumakis's Fall 2017 course A&HH 4070, History of Education in the United States.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the aims and purpose of the …

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Acquired: The Marketplace of Ideas (2010) 

Title: The marketplace of ideas: reform and resistance in the American university Author: Louis Menand Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010 Check It Out:  LB2322.2 .M45 2010 From the Publisher: Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges …

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