The Department of Educational Studies is committed to Fieldwork and Community Based Learning. Through our special community partnership projects, our department and area schools have the opportunity to collaborate and share resources. The Lang Center is another resource for individuals interested in community-based learning projects at Swarthmore.
Teachers As Scholars: The Teachers as Scholars program recognizes teachers as scholars and learners who are eager to engage with others in the process of continuous intellectual engagement. The program provides K-12 teachers with the opportunity to explore new ideas in the company of fellow educators through participation in seminars taught by Swarthmore College professors.
Need in Deed: The Department of Educational Studies partners with Need in Deed, a non-profit that works with Philadelphia students and teachers in grades 3-8 to develop curriculum and practice around issues of social justice. The organization aims to engage students in learning that makes connections between their communities, the issues they care about, and the skills and concepts of the school curriculum.