A Historic Evening at the Inaugural Edmund Gordon Lecture
On October 10th, IUME, in co-sponsorship with the Program in History and Education, hosted Professor Charles M.
Payne who delivered the Inaugural Edmund Gordon Address at Teachers College in honor of IUME Founder and legendary figure Dr. Edmund Gordon. The address entitled, “Whatever Happened to the Negro Question?
Educational Discourse and the Lost Question of Race”, drew a
standing-room-only audience of nearly 200 to Milbank Chapel and helped
illustrate how historical understanding is crucial for thinking about
contemporary school improvement. In his address, Dr. Payne presented a
broad critique of the educational community’s modern perceptions and
attitudes towards school achievement, poverty, and race.
to view the lecture on the IUME YouTube channel and here
Introducing the "Educating Harlem" Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Program in History and Education at Teachers College as well as the Center on History and Education, IUME is excited to announce its participation in the new "Educating Harlem" lecture series, which is part of a larger initiative to better explore the forces that shaped education in Harlem.
On March 27th, the first "Educating Harlem" lecture took place at Teachers College in front of a packed room in Russell Hall, where Dr. Martha Biondi -- Professor of Education at Northwestern University -- spoke about her research on youth revolutions at City College in the 1960s. Our next speaker will be Dr. Khalil Muhammad, who is currently the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture. For more information about the Education Harlem initiative, click here.
Learn More About IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative
Last year, IUME was excited to announce the launch of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI), which partners with dynamic teachers from the community in an effort to collaboratively work toward finding increased pedagogical methods for students. LTI is led by Dr. Jodene Morrell of Teachers College and in partnership with Community School District 5 of the New York City Department of Education. The nine inaugural Teacher Fellows conducted their research and will present their findings this fall, and with the addition of three new Teachers Fellows, the program has successfully expanded in its second year.
Check out our LTI page
for more information and check out the biographies of the Teacher Fellows here
! (In addition, click here
for details of the fall presentations by the teachers.)
Learn More about the Youth Historians in Harlem Program!The Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) project, sponsored by IUME, is a new critical approach to teaching history in urban schools in Harlem, focusing on empowering minority youth through their own cultural experiences, involving students in the practice of "doing" history through guided projects, programs, and participatory action research. YHH seeks to increase students' interest in history through innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches that help them become historians, researching the rich historical past of ‘their’ Harlem community. While YHIH seeks to advance the historical knowledge of education in Harlem, above all, our project seeks to make history relevant to urban students and help increase academic achievement. To learn more about this exciting project, visit the official website here.
Recapping the IUME Colloquia on "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Education"
The first IUME Colloquium of 2013 took place on February 8th, at the Gordon Campus in Harlem (at 12pm), here Doctoral student Catí de los Ríos and M.A. Candidate Cyndi Bendezu discussed their research. Their colloquium was collectively titled "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Transversing and Achieving in the K-12 Multi-Dimensional Borderlands and Undocumented Students Persisting in Higher Education." Specifically, Cati presented her most recent paper, "A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lenguas," while Cyndi presented her most recent work entitled "Undocumented Students Post-DACA: Supporting Undocumented Latina/o Students in Higher Education."
Click here for the original full details and click here for the video of the Colloquium on our YouTube channel.
IUME Partnering with the "I Have a Dream Foundation"IUME is excited to share that we have partnered with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation - DeHostos Chapter in an effort to promote literacy, cultivate voice and increase agency among their urban and minority high school students. The "I Have a Dream Foundation" works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education--a goal that resemples our IUME mission of equity in education. Our partnership commenced earlier this year as we work with IHADF to strengthen the future of youth.
For more information about our partnership and to get involved, click here.
Now Accepting Proposals for the 4th Annual DiRP Conference!
IUME, in sponsorship with Teachers College's Black Student Network (BSN) is now seeking proposals for the 4th Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference (DiRP). DiRP seeks to influence the progression of diversity in education research and practice by assembling students, scholars, and community leaders concerned with critical issues in education. The 2013 conference theme “Changing the Game: Expanding Discourses in Research” is representative of the changing landscape in education research and practice.
to submit a proposal and contact the Black Student Network (BSN) here
for more information.
Getting Real III Public Videoconference Series Recap
This past fall over the span of 16 weeks, IUME partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and New York University Hip-Hop Education Center to launch an innovative online seminar series called Getting Real III. Seminal scholars and leaders in the growing field of Hip-Hop studies focused their attention on how Hip-Hop culture, culturally relevant pedagogy and youth participatory action research can successfully be used to close the education gap in America's public schools.
This online public videoconference series was highly successful. The final four lectures were at Teachers College, and can be viewed in full HERE -- so check them out!
The TC speakers featured Professor Chris Emdin, Professor Ernest Morrell, Jen Johnson, and Sam Seidel with Dave "TC" Ellis. (Original lineup here.
IUME Partners with the NCAA for the Final Four NCAA Youth Day
The NCAA Championships Community Programs and Youth Clinics, in partnership with YES Inc., and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University will present "A Healthy Mind, Body, and Community" Youth Day Program to approximately 400 middle-school students during the 2013 Men's Final Four®
Basketball Youth Day program on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Atlanta.
The program will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, and will provide students from the Fulton County School System with an opportunity to gain a stronger understanding of the benefits of community service and maintaining a healthy mind and body. To read the full Press Release, please click here.
Recapping the Final IUME Colloquia of 2012 on "Ill Literacies"
IUME's last Colloquia at the Gordon Campus was spearheaded by two dynamic scholars--Crystal Belle and Jamila Lyiscott--who are both Research Fellows at IUME and Ph.D. students in English Education. Both Crystal and Jamila, versed in spoken word and literacy experts in the making, discussed critical issues in literacy as it applies to democracy and freedom inside schools. We had a full house at the Gordon Campus, and it was a wonderful way to reflect on 2012 with critical discussion and passionate performances from both Crystal and Jamila.
The Colloquium is viewable in full on our YouTube channel
and also don't forget to view our photo gallery, too! (For original information and details, click here.
Recapping IUME 2011-2012 -- A Heartfelt Thank You!
Thank you everyone who made the 2012-2013 a wonderful year for IUME! We look forward to working with community and continuing our quest to pursuing community-oriented and student-centered educational research but involving the people in the middle of this work--the community and the students.
We have a lot of exciting and stimulating lectures, seminars, and events in the upcoming year, but, in the meantime, make sure to read our recap of the past year HERE.
In addition, click HERE
for a PDF document of all our major events this past year.
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Publications > ERIC Archives
Previous ERIC/IUME Digests
1 IUME IRCD Bulletin (Dr. Joseph C. Grannis)
2 Complying with Title IX Regulations
3 Burnout in Schools and Other Human Service Institutions
4 Instructionally Effective Schools
5 How to Make School Desegregation Work – Some Advice from the Research
6 Reforming the Large Urban High School
7 Alternative Schools – Some Answers and Questions
8 Writing Instruction for Dialectally Different Youths
9 Counseling in a Multicultural Educational Setting
10 Desegregation as an Equal Opportunity Strategy for Hispanics
11 Issues in ESEA Title VII Bilingual Education
12 High-Risk Secondary Students and Experiential, Competency-Based Education
13 Developing Non-Biased Criteria for Mainstreaming Minority Students
14 Secondary School Ethos and the Academic Success of Urban Minority Students
15 Hispanics and Employment
16 School Learning and Corporation-School Alliances
17 Helping Minority Students with Nontraditional Skills Enter and Complete College
18 Improving the Mathematical Skills of Low Achievers
19 Microcomputers: Equity and Quality in Education for Urban Disadvantaged Students
20 Helping Hispanic Students to Complete High School and Enter College
21 The Social and Psychological Adjustment of Southeast Asian Refugees
22 The 1983 Educational Reform Reports
23 A Closer Look at Children in Single-Parent Families
24 Urban Magnet Schools and Educational Excellence
25 Increasing Science Achievement for Disadvantaged Students
26 Raising Hispanic Achievement
28 Improving Schooling to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy
29 Creating Racial Integration in a Desegregated Magnet School
30 Cooperative Learning in the Urban Classroom
31 Increasing Minority Participation in the Teaching Profession
32 Teaching Writing to Linguistically Diverse Students
33 Teaching Beginning Reading to Dialect Speakers
34 The Ninth Grade – A Precarious Time for the Potential Dropout
35 Keeping Track of At Risk Students
36 Teaching Science and Mathematics to At Risk Students
37 Peer Helping Relationships in Urban Schools
38 Teacher, Principal, and Parent Involvement In The Effective School
39 Improving Chapter 1 Delivery
40 High School Graduates in Entry Level Jobs: What Do Employers Want?
41 Improving the School-Home Connection For Low-Income Urban Parents
42 Summer School, Extended School Year, and Year-Round Schooling for Disadvantaged Students
43 Urban Teacher Recruiting Programs
44 Recent Literature on Urban and Minority Education
45 Urban School/Community Collaborations: Making Them Work Well
46 Grade Retention: Making the Decision
47 The Mentoring of Disadvantaged Youth
48 Promotion Policies in the Urban High School
49 More Recent Literature on Urban and Minority Education
50 Second-Chance Opportunities for Hispanic Dropouts
51 Southeast Asian Adolescents: Identity and Adjustment
52 Educating Homeless Children
53 School-College Alliances: Benefits for Low-Income Minorities
54 Computers and Opportunities for Literacy Development
55 Urban School Finance: The Quest for Equal Educational Opportunity
56 Middle School Education – The Critical Link in Dropout Prevention
57 Restructuring American Schools: The Promise and the Pitfalls
58 Teenage Pregnancy and Drug Abuse: Sources of Problem Behaviors
59 Hispanic Education in America: Separate and Unequal
60 Making Schools More Responsive to At-Risk Students
61 Enriching the Compensatory Education Curriculum for Disadvantaged Students
62 Linking Schools with Human Service Agencies
63 Public School Choice: Issues and Concerns for Urban Educators
64 Curriculum and Instruction to Reduce Racial Conflict
65 Assessing Bilingual Students for Placement and Instruction
66 Can Performance-Based Assessments Improve Urban Schooling?
67 Multicultural Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools
68 Meeting the Educational Needs of Southeast Asian Children
69 Meeting the Goals of School Completion
70 Teaching Limited English Proficient Students to Understand and Use Mathematics
71 Accountability Mechanisms in Big City School Systems
72 School Programs for African American Males 73 Highly Mobile Students: Educational Problems and Possible Solutions
74 Conflict Resolution Programs in Schools
75 Urban School Restructuring and Teacher Burnout
76 Improving Urban Education With Magnet Schools
77 Retaining Good Teachers in Urban Schools
78 Equal Mathematics Education for Female Students
79 Managing Youth Programs: A Critical Gap in the Research
80 Increasing the School Involvement of Hispanic Parents
81 Urban Youth in Community Service: Becoming Part of the Solution
82 Successful Detracking in Middle and Senior High Schools
83 Integrating Academic and Vocational Education: An Equitable Way to Prepare Middle Level Students for the Future
84 Career Academies: Educating Urban Students for Career Success
85 Helping Young Urban Parents Educate Themselves and Their Children
86 Meeting Youth Needs with Community Programs
87 Teaching Science Effectively to Limited English Proficient Students
88 Efficiency, Equity, and Local Control – School Finance in Texas
89 The Assessment and Placement of Language Minority Students
90 Building a Successful Parent Center in an Urban School
91 The Changing Face of Racial Isolation and Desegregation in Urban Schools
92 Chapter 1 Schoolwide Projects: Advantages and Limitations
93 Teacher Collaboration in Urban Secondary Schools
94 Beyond Culture: Communicating with Asian American Children and Families
95 Technology As a Tool for Urban Classrooms
96 Urban Teachers and Collaborative School-Linked Services
97 Anti-Bias and Conflict Resolution Curricula: Theory and Practice
98 Varieties of Multicultural Education: An Introduction
99 Gangs in the Schools
100 Gaining Control of Violence in the Schools: A View from the Field
101 Improving the School Experience for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students
102 Selecting the Focus of a Focus School
103 Year-Round Education: A Strategy for Overcrowded Schools
104 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Teaching
108 The Impact of Vocational Education on Racial and Ethnic Minorities
109 School Dropouts: New Information about an Old Problem
110 Opportunity to Learn Standards: Their Impact on Urban Students
111 Alternatives to Ability Grouping: Still Unanswered Questions
112 Downsizing in Big Cities
113 Hispanic Preschool Education: An Important Opportunity
114 After-School Programs for Urban Youth
115 An Overview of Strategies to Reduce School Violence
116 Immigrants and their Educational Attainment: Some Facts and Findings
117 The Education of Immigrant Children in New York City
118 Determining the Effectiveness of Youth Programs
119 How Well Are Charter Schools Serving Urban and Minority Students?
120 Smoking and Prevention Strategies for Urban and Minority Youth
121 School Safety and the Legal Rights of Students
122 Strategies for Identifying the Talents of Diverse Students
123 The Education of Latino Students: Is School Reform Enough?
124 Staff Development in Multilingual Multicultural Schools
125 Career Development for African American and Latina Females
126 Turning It Around for All Youth: From Risk to Resilience
127 Recent Experience with Urban School Choice Plans
128 Learning and Earning: The Value of Working for Urban Students
129 Urban Policies and Programs to Reduce Truancy
130 Urban School-Community Parent Programs to Prevent Drug Use
131 The Athletic Experiences of Ethnically Diverse Girls
132 Improving School Violence Prevention Programs through Meaningful Evaluation
133 Recent Changes in School Desegregation
134 The Challenges of Parent Involvement Research
135 Parent Engagement as a School Reform Strategy
136 Enhancing the Communication Skills of Newly-Arrived Asian American Students
137 The Identity Development of Multiracial Youth
138 The Schooling of Multiracial Students
139 Success for All: A Summary of Evaluations
140 Urban After-School Programs: Evaluations and Recommendations
141 Young Fathers: New Support Strategies
142 Arab American Students in Public Schools
143 Girls and Violence
144 Family Literacy Strategies to Support Children's Learning
145 Building on Existing Strengths to Increase Family Literacy
146 Family Math for Urban Students and Parents
147 School Support for Foster Families
148 Family Diversity in Urban Schools
149 Preventing Violence by Elementary School Children
150 Implementing Distance Learning in Urban Schools
151 Supporting Students with Asthma
152 The Biculturation of the Vietnamese Student
153 School Practices to Promote the Achievement of Hispanic Students
154 The Role of Teachers in Urban School Reform
155 New Trends in Language Education for Hispanic Students
156 The Impact of Professional Development Schools on the Education of Urban Students
157 Internet Access and Content for Urban Schools and Communities
158 The Technical, Cultural, and Political Factors in College Preparation Programs for Urban and Minority Youth
159 Characteristics of Effective Urban College Preparation Programs
160 Preventing Student Sexual Harassment
161 Retention and Social Promotion: Research and Implications for Policy
162 Latinos in School: Some Facts and Findings
163 Practitioner Assessment of Conflict Resolution Programs
164 Gender Differences in Educational Achievement Within Racial and Ethnic Groups
165 School Choice As Education Reform: What Do We Know?
166 School Practices for Equitable Discipline of African American Students
167 Strategies for Improving the Educational Outcomes of Latinas 167 Strategies for Improving the Educational Outcomes of Latinas (Spanish)
168 Preparing Urban Teachers to Use Technology for Instruction
169 Closing the Achievement Gap: Principles for Improving the Educational Success of All Students
170 Making a Community Interesting to Itself: Providing a Social Education through Urban History and Neighborhood Studies
171 How Minority Students Finance Their Higher Education
172 Stereotypes of Asian American Students
173 Bridging Identities Among Ethnic Minority Youth in Schools
174 City and State Takeover as a School Reform Strategy
175 Constitutional Law and Race-Conscious Policies in K-12 Education
176 Helping Underachieving Boys Read Well and Often
177 Data-Driven Equity in Urban Schools
178 Literacy Education After High School
179 The Prospects for Education Vouchers After the Supreme Court Ruling
180 Welfare Reform and Urban Children
181 The Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the US
182 Class Size Reduction and Urban Students
183 After-School and Community Technology Education Programs for Low-Income Families
184 Indicators of Teacher Quality
185 No Child Left Behind: Testing, Reporting, and Accountability
186 New Approaches to Truancy Prevention in Urban Schools
187 Hispanics in College: Participation and Degree Attainment
188 Labor Market Outcomes of Hispanics by Generation
189 Raising Minority Academic Achievement: the Department of Defense Model
190 Title I as a Reform Strategy in Urban Schools
191 Providing Highly Mobile Students with an Effective Education
192 High School Dropout Rates for Latino Youth
193 Closing the Achievement Gap: Two Views from Current Research
194 Violence in US Public Schools: A Summary of Findings
1 Evaluating Mentoring Programs
2 Managing Mentoring Programs
3 The Mentoring Relationship in Action
4 Toward a Vision for the education of Latino Students: Community Voices, Student Voices. Interim Report of the Latino Commission on Educational Reform.
5 The Socioeconomic Status of Dominican New Yorkers
6 Enrollment Growth and Overcrowding in New York City Schools
7 Finding Community and Forming Identity: Exploring the Role of Youth Programs Serving Blacks and Latinos