Two New Books on Teacher Preparation Spotlight the Outside Forces that Shape Education

A book launch for Teaching Teachers and The New Democratic Professional in Education, was the occasion for a robust conversation on the trends that have shaped teacher preparation and the challenges faced by those who work in public education sector. Held in the Pless Hall Lounge on September 24th, the talk brought students, faculty, and community members together […]

Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction Is Summer Reading for the Class of 2022

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert is this year’s required reading for undergraduates entering the Steinhardt School this fall.  The book will be discussed in the New Student Seminar, a course that acquaints students with their new academic community and offers them a way to explore their role using the themes raised in the reading as a […]

Inside Books:  An Interview with Lisa Stulberg on the Politics of U.S. LGBTQ Social Movements

Lisa Stulberg is an associate professor, sociology of education.  Her research focuses on the politics of race and education, affirmative action in higher education, school choice policy and politics, and LGBTQ social change. She is the author of Race, Schools, and Hope: African Americans and School Choice after Brown (Teachers College Press, 2008) and  LGBTQ Social Movements (Polity, […]

Books from Our Faculty: The Appearance of Black Lives Matter by Nicholas Mirzoeff

  “Police killings captured on cell-phone video or photographs have become the hallmark of United States visual culture in the twenty-first century,” writes Nicholas Mirzoeff, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media Culture, and Communication, in The Appearance of Black Lives Matter. Mirzoeff’s book examines the transformation of visual culture spanning the time of the deaths […]

New Steinhardt Students Are Reading “Outcasts United” 

Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John is this year’s required reading for Steinhardt’s Class of 2021.  The book will be discussed in the New Student Seminar, a course that offers students a way to explore their role in the community using […]

Books from Our Faculty: Cradle to Kindergarten by Hirokazu Yoshikawa

The period between birth and kindergarten is a critical time for child development, and socioeconomic disparities that begin early in children’s lives contribute to starkly different long-term outcomes for adults. Yet, the U.S. government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations. Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan […]

Inside Books: Building a New Educational State by Joan Malczewski

Building a New Educational State Joan Malczewski, Associate Professor of History and Social Studies In her new book, Building a New Educational State (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Malczewski explores the transformation of black education in North Carolina and Mississippi during the Jim Crow era. Drawing on extensive archival research, Malczewski shows the work behind the […]

Books from our Faculty: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? Do artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship?  What do socio-cultural, political, and environmental engagements offer people worldwide? In  Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, David Elliott, a professor of music and music education at NYU Steinhardt, and co-authors Marissa Silverman […]

Books from Our Faculty: Between Church and State by James Fraser

How is the ongoing controversy about the place—or lack of place—of religion in public schools playing out today in the United States? Prayer spaces, creationism in the classroom, and how public funding is used in private religious schools are a few of the subjects at the center of today’s debates. In Between Church and State: […]