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    “Holocaust Education: Analysis of Curricula and Frameworks: A Case Study of Illinois,” co-authored by Daniel Rosenstein ’12, was published in The Social Studies in March 2014.
  • The Lake Forest College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society, is asking for your help. Every year, we have a spring book drive in order to build the classroom libraries of Waukegan public school teachers.
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    Brad Rathe, ’06, education and history major, was awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Community Education Award by District 214
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    The Department of Education accepted a national Models of Excellence Award in recognition of its approach to utilizing on- and off-campus partnerships as part of the Lake Forest College teacher preparation program.

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    Ryan Stivers ’14, president of the College’s education honor society Kappa Delta Pi, was named one of six recipients of the national organization’s Distinguished Chapter Officer Award in November.
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    The history and education graduate, who won the 2012 History Teacher of the Year award, is included in a new book, American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom, by Katrina Fried. It’s a collection of fifty stories of “extraordinary educators whose creative and unconventional methods are transforming the lives and futures of their students.”
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    Amid the chorus of demands for change in teacher education, Associate Professor Shelley Sherman, in her book, Teacher Preparation as an Inspirational Practice, focuses on an equally important but seldom discussed question: What should stay constant?
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    Odugu visited seven countries in Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. Through these first-hand cultural experiences he deepened his familiarity with the unique manifestations of language and social processes in these contexts, and he initiated discussions with local experts in view of future scholarly collaboration. These reconnaissance trips will lay the foundations and basic structures for forthcoming cross-national longitudinal research projects on the intersections of language attitudes, historical literacies, and social responsibility.
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    Senior Lecturer in History Catherine Weidner is the history teacher for Chicago’s secondary school version of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, which has experienced positive results among its adult students throughout the nation since 1995. The purpose of the pilot, Weidner says, is to demonstrate that the program is scalable earlier in life.
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    Josh Bill ’04 is a different kind of history teacher. Rather than relying on textbooks for his lessons, he makes historians out of his students.
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    To have been recognized with the Abbott Sigma Xi 2012 Elementary School Outstanding Science/Mathematics Teacher Award would be an achievement and an honor for any science or math teacher, but it is especially true for someone in the very early stages of a teaching career.

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