In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University.
Introduction to Education First-Year Seminar
Joe Alberti '06 brought his students from Powell Elementary School in Philadelphia to meet with their partner class, Jennifer Bradley's Teaching Diverse Young Learners course (Ed Studies 42). They had lunch, toured the College and conducted a nature study.
Students from Teaching Diverse Young Learners read to students from Powell Elementary
Students present at senior poster session
Ileana Jimenez lecture, "Teaching Feminism in High School"
Jose Vilson, author, This is Not a Test, with Darby high school students
Bree Picower Lecture, Practice What You Teach
Educational Studies hosts students from the Chester Children's Chorus.
Roseann Lui's Monday afternoon seminar engages students in an introduction to the field.
Students share their love in our Educational Materials Center.
Latinos and Education seminar presents their action research at Olney High School.
Panel: Conversations with Caucus of Working Educators
Latinos and Education seminar
Blake Bradford's lecture, "Art as Experience: Modeling Urban Arts Partnerships at the Barnes Foundation."
Discussion between Edwin Mayorga and Sandy Grande on the process of decolonizing the educational system. Sponsored by Native American Student Association.
The Department of Educational Studies engages students in the investigation of educational theory, policy, research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. It encourages undergraduates to think critically and creatively about the processes of teaching and learning and about the place of education in society. It also prepares students to enter the teaching profession, to work in the areas of educational research or policy and/or to do graduate study in Education or a related field.
The Department is committed to preparing undergraduates to meet the needs of all students in an era of rapidly increasing racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity and technological change. Our introductory and upper level courses draw on multidisciplinary approaches including work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and history. Students interested in education at Swarthmore may design a special major in Educational Studies and another discipline in either the course or Honors program; minor in Educational Studies in either course or honors; and/or complete the requirements for teacher certification.
Alumni who have majored or minored in Educational Studies have pursued a range of jobs and careers once leaving Swarthmore. While some teach, others have become doctors or lawyers, worked in non-profits and policy agencies, or completed doctorates in education, sociology, anthropology, psychology, English, linguistics, and other fields.