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The Hollingworth Center 

Date: Established in 1981 Event: The Hollingworth Center was established to provide internship and training opportunities to Teachers College students. Its mission has been to offer enriching early childhood educational programs through nurturing the talents of each child enrolled in their preschool and science outreach programs. Through clinical research these programs have helped to develop …

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Progressive Educator 

Date: 1930 Event: Dr. (Richard) Thomas Alexander was the driving force behind the formation of the New College, an experimental college for teachers started in 1930s. The college lasted for seven years from 1932 to 1939. Alexander came to Teachers College in the early 1920s and was an authority on European education, especially German education. …

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Nursing Education 

Date: 1899 Event: The Division of Nursing Education was founded in 1899 and run by its first administrative directors, M. Adelaide Nutting and Isabel M. Stewart. The program grew from its original enrollment of two students to being the largest department in Teachers College in 1947 with over 1,000 students. It was the only program …

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Trailblazers in Urban and Minority Education 

Date: 1968 Event: In 1968, the ERIC Center on Urban and Minority Education moved to Teachers College from its origin at Yeshiva University and was formalized into the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) in 1973. The data and files from Edmund W. Gordon and Doxey A. Wilkerson’s 1966 study “"Compensatory Education for the …

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Pioneer in Art Education 

Date: 1930s Event: Victor D’Amico was an art educator in Post-WWII America. He offered a new outlook on art education, creating art education programs and innovative learning environments for children, parents and children, high school students, and war veterans. Source: Pocket Knowledge, New York Times Obits   Library Researcher(s): Veronica Rodriguez

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Studying Abroad 

Date: 1923 Event: After World War I, there was a push to include an international perspective in TC’s approach to higher education. In 1923, TC and the University of Paris launched a cooperation that allowed TC students  to complete one semester of their studies at the University of Paris (Cremin, Shannon, & Townsend, 1954, p. …

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Educating Global Citizens after the Great War 

Date: 1920s Event: World War I (1914-1918) was a turning point in modern warfare and global understanding, deeply affecting populations throughout the world. In its wake, leaders at Teachers College undertook efforts to include a new emphasis on international relations within their approach to higher education. Lawrence Cremin, David Shannon, and Mary Evelyn Townsend point …

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