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  • September 11, 2008 - Dinner with civil rights leader Ann Atwater
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/09/11 09:43:23

    In preparation for their work in the Durham Public Schools, student teachers in the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program met with Ann Atwater, a Durham activist and civil rights leader, to discuss critical issues facing the local schools and community. Mrs. Atwater's story is highlighted in the book,The Best of Enemies. To view a photo visit Elementary Teacher Preparation Program page  

  • January 08, 2008 - Minor in Education
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/02/01 17:00:05

    New in 2008! Students who are majoring in an Arts and Science discipline can now minor in Education.The Minor in Education is designed to provide students who are majoring in Arts and Sciences disciplines with opportunities to combine coursework in their majors with academic and field based experiences focused on complex social, psychological, economic, historical, political, and cultural issues that impact schools, and school children. Requirements: A total of five courses including three required courses and two electives. The required courses are Education 100; Education 118; and a third course chosen from a group of courses that address pedagogical theory and practice and the impact of individual difference and social diversity on teaching and learning. The third required course must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education, carry the CCI code and involve a field based experience in public schools. The elective courses must be Education courses at or above the 100 level. Only one of the five courses may be taken at an institution other than Duke.  

    Vanessa Turnier, 2009/06/26 14:06:01


    The Program in Education is pleased to be the new administrative home for Duke’s long-standing Service Learning Program (formerly the Office of Service-Learning in ??Trinity College).

    Under the leadership of David Malone, Faculty Director, the Service Learning Program (SLP) will continue to support faculty, staff, students, and community partners involved in Duke courses with the SL designation, and will focus on expanding and enhancing SL course offerings. The new SLP website will be up shortly. Inquiries should be addressed to Kristin Wright, SLP Coordinator,


    Mission of the Service Learning Program for the Foundational Years


    • Cultivate and support service learning on campus
    • Broaden faculty and student involvement in SL courses
    • Support faculty who teach SL courses
    • Work with the Arts and Sciences Course Committee on the SL label
    • Support community partners for SL Courses
    • Develop strategies for assessing learning outcomes in SL courses
    • Support experimentation with community-based pedagogies
    • Strengthen connections to service-oriented offices and programs at Duke University, such as DukeEngage
    • Support and foster the University’s intellectual/civic mission


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  • Education Award Winners
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/08/21 10:40:44

    Congratulations to all of our winners! Kim McCallum won the DT Stallings award! Jennifer Herring and Michele Farber won the Holton Prize! Elizabeth Kelly won an honorable mention for the Holton prize. The DT Stallings award honors a Duke senior who has shown sustained and dedicated service to tutoring local school children. The Holton Prize is given to a Duke junior or senior for outstanding innovative or investigative research focused on education. The winners papers are: Michele J. Farber “How Expectancy-Value and Possible Future Self Perceptions Impact Motivation to Study Science” Jennifer L. Herring “Situational Interest in Gifted Science Classrooms: The Influence of Teacher Practices on Student Interest”  

  • NC Regional Education Career Fairs
    Adrienne A Moore, 2008/02/28 12:52:29

    are happening in May and June. Please visit the Teacher Preparation Program page to learn more. [Career Fair]  

  • The Holton Prize
    Vanessa Turnier, for staff, 2008/02/28 14:53:01

    is now accepting applications through April 4, 2008. Information about the prize can be found here. This is a cash prize of $250 that is awarded to a junior or senior for their outstanding, innovative, or investigative research dealing with education. [Holton Prize, PDF]  

  • Richard Rothstein
    Vanessa Turnier, 2008/02/27 09:24:56

    is speaking on February 26th at 4:30pm in Von Canon Room C in the Bryan Center at Duke University. This event is free and open to the public. The topic of his talk will be "The Impact of Class in the Classroom". There will be a book signing after the talk. Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. From 1999 to 2002 he was the national education columnist of The New York Times. Rothstein's persuasive analysis of how social class shapes learning outcomes forces us to look at the differences in readiness across students as they enter school for the first time. He causes us to consider the influence of income, health, safety and other gaps affecting students as they proceed through school. He is the author of : Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement, as well as other books concerning social issues in education.  

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