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The opening of the Household Arts Building in 1909 marked the professionalization of the field of what was to become Home Economics. The departments of Domestic Arts, Sciences and Administration were combined to form the School of Household Arts and Sciences intended primarily to train teachers of these subjects but also administrators of large domesti...
Title: Courts and kids : pursuing educational equity through the state courts Author: Michael Rebell Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009 Check it Out: LC213.2 .R427 2009 c.3 Recommendations: “Having devoted his professional life to the pursuit of educational equity through court litigation, Mich...
Title: Shop Class as Soul Craft Author: Matthew B. Crawford Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009 Check It Out: HD4824 .C72 2009 From the Publisher: A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands. Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (...
Teachers College opened the Lincoln School at 646 Park Avenue in 1917 to serve as a laboratory school and a testing ground for progressive curricula. The school encompassed kindergarten through 12th grade and attracted the children of prominent New Yorkers such as John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The staff, under the leadership of Professor Otis W. Caldwell and influenced by the teachings of John Dewey, constructed an interactive or "experience" curriculum designed to relate classroom materials to the realities of everyday urban-industrial as well as agricultural life. Science and mathematics courses ...
The western wing of Main Hall, opened in 1897 and known as The Milbank Memorial, was the gift of banker Joseph Milbank in memory of his parents. The chapel is the main feature of the Milbank Memorial.  Andrew S. Dolkart describes the chapel in Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development: ...designed to seat 250 people, it [the chapel] is a fanciful Gothic space with a wide pointed arch framing a shallow raised platfor...
Title: More than just race: being black and poor in the inner city Author: William Julius Wilson Publisher: New York: Norton & Company, c2009 Check It Out: HN90.S6 W55 2009 From Publishers Weekly: Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Declining Significance of Race) makes a bold effort to reframe current debates on ...
The Horace Mann School took on the character of an exclusive private school after moving into its own building in 1902. Teachers College students could observe best practices in action at Horace Mann but experimentation and practice teaching became inappropriate. The College built the Speyer School on 126th Street in the poor neighborhood of Manhatt...
My grandfather Felix owned a vintage collection of car prints, a prized possession that featured all the early Fords, many of which are  physically on display in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The colorful prints included the 1896 Quadracycle, Ford’s first car; the 1905 Model B; 1909 Model T Touring;1916...
Title: Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa Author: Dambisa Moyo Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Check It Out: HC800 .M69 2009 From the Publisher: In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Af...