College of Education Statement of Inclusivity
The College of Education has issued a statement of inclusivity to highlight the underlying values of our organization in support of all students, staff, and faculty. These values are predicated on promoting education—in schools, in the workplace, in organizations, and in the community—as a critically important way to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity.
The College of Education is excited to announce the addition of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Led by Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology and one of the nation’s leading educational researchers, the Hope Center will continue the legacy built out of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab which has served as a leader in understanding issues of food and housing insecurity among college students. The center is expected to begin operations on September 29th.
Temple University College of Education special assistant to the dean, Patience Lehrman, named interim executive director of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education. Lehrman will build on the strengths of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education to increase the College’s collective impact in the city and region.
May is always an eventful month as Owls are wrapping up their semesters and welcoming the long days of summer. With that comes commencement and the season of recognition for those who went above and beyond in their studies. This year, we were proud to recognize several outstanding students for their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of study.
The after-school and summer camp programs in the Norris Homes were created via a collaboration between Norris residents and the College of Education and are overseen by residents of the community.
Elisabeth Fornaro, EDU ‘18, recently received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). A recent graduate with a PhD in urban education, Fornaro’s research has focused on directing the spotlight of service learning back to the K-12 setting. More specifically, she has expanded the conversation about its benefits to include the positive impacts it has on teachers and their well-being, especially in challenging educational contexts.