Dr. Karen Hammerness

Karen Hammerness with Deirdre Faughey

Karen Hammerness is the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History. Most recently, she has been studying teacher education programs that focus on preparing teachers for particular contexts, such as urban public schools, and exploring the advantages of such focused preparation for new teachers, and their students—work that is…

Dr. Celia Genishi

Celia Genishi with Tran Templeton

  Celia Genishi—Professor Emerita of Education and former Department Chair and Co-Coordinator of the Program in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University—is an authority on early childhood education, language in the classroom, qualitative research and childhood bilingualism. In this conversation, Tran Templeton and Professor Genishi discuss the importance of play…

Dr. Aaron Pallas

Aaron Pallas with Deirdre Faughey

  Aaron Pallas is the Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, and Northwestern University, and served as a statistician at the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education. His most recent projects are…

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Santiago Rincón-Gallardo with Deirdre Faughey

The following interview was originally posted on the International Ed News (IEN). Here, Dr. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo speaks with Deirdre Faughey (Managing Editor of IEN) about his experiences with education reform in Mexico.  I reached out to Dr. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo to learn more about his work in Mexican schools and to better understand how the current political climate…

Dr. Maxine Greene

Maxine Greene with Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos

Maxine Greene is a professor emeritus and the Founder and Director of the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a past president of the Philosophy of Education Society, the American Educational Studies Association, and the American Educational Research Association. Also a member of the National Academy of…

Patricia Velasco

Patricia Velasco with Estrella Olivares-Orellana

Dr. Patricia Velasco began her professional career as a speech pathologist in Mexico City. After finishing her Ed. D. at Harvard Graduate School of Education in the United States, she went back to Mexico to establish Casa de la Ciencia to work with indigenous bilingual children and their teachers in San Cristobal de las Casas…

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“Stories from the field”

“Stories from the field,” was an event organized by Mary Ann Chacko and co-sponsored by Esteem with the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University, on September 26, 2013. As Chacko explains, she wanted to bring doctoral students together upon hearing the personal stories of her fellow doctoral candidates as they engaged in the…