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Michelle Obama tells international audience why the arts matter
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September 25, 2009Michelle Obama hosted a concert this morning at the Pittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts School for its students and the spouses of international leaders deliberating at the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CMEI Sep 29, 2009.

Introduce Yourself
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We're glad that you joined our community and would love to hear more about you and your interests, so please post and tell us about yourself!

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tan Bee Piang Jan 14.

Reflections on Trouble the Water
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For those of you who were able to attend the film and discussion last week, we would love to hear your reflections on it. This will be a great way to share your thoughts especially with those who…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Meira Levinson Sep 9, 2009.

Summer Institute of Civics Studies at Tufts: A Provocative Reflection by James Croft (D2, HDE)
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The Tufts Summer Institute of Civics Studies was hosted by the TischCollege of Citizenship & Public Service and organized by Stephen Elkin,Peter Levine, and Karol Sołtan. The Institute brought…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Croft Sep 12, 2009.

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Tan Bee Piang replied to CMEI's discussion Introduce Yourself
"Hi.  My name is Tan Bee Piang, I am now a senior lecturer working in Program of  Moral Education, Faculty of Human Science at Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia, teaching and doing research in the field of Sociology and Moral…"
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Dean Wearmouth replied to CMEI's discussion Introduce Yourself
"Hello - my name is Dean Wearmouth and I am researching a PHDt at the University of Leeds in the UK. My research focus is the development of moral development through character initiatives in secondary schools. Character development is a relatively…"
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Jeanne Dietsch replied to CMEI's discussion Introduce Yourself
"Hello, all! Although I graduated from HKS, I studied Cognitive Neuro and International Education Policy at HGSE. I am here from an unusual frame of reference, the civic and ethical "education" or programming of artificial intelligences.…"
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Funded PHd studentships: Digital technologies and the city

THREE ESRC MULTIDISCIPLINARY PhD STUDENTSHIPS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND THE CITY Applications are invited for three ESRC-funded multidisciplinary PhD studentships commencing autumn 2013 for projects on Digital Technologies and the City. These…
Jun 26, 2013
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Call for Proposals: Boston Strong: Lessons Learned, Gaps Remaining, and New Issues Since 9/11

Call for Papers  “Boston Strong: Lessons Learned, Gaps Remaining, and New Issues Since 9/11”  A symposium to be published in Public Administration Review  Public Administration Review and Suffolk University guest editors, Aimee Williamson and Brenda…
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Call for Proposals: National Council for the Social Studies, CUFA Graduate Forum

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2013 CUFA GRADUATE FORUM ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS, DEADLINE JULY 12, 2013 The CUFA Graduate Forum will be hosting Roundtable Sessions to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange in dialogue about their work at the CUFA…
Jun 3, 2013
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Proposals being accepted for Examining Academic Civic-Mindedness and Citizenship in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is seeking proposals for the following research project:   Examining Academic Civic-Mindedness and Citizenship in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme   The purpose of this current project is to…
May 28, 2013
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HREA Advocacy Institute

HREA will be organizing its annual Advocacy Institute in Cambridge, August 6-9, 2013. The Advocacy Institute is an annual advanced training program for staff members of NGOs and (inter-)governmental organizations that have a human rights mandate.…
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Call for papers on Democracy and Education

Call for Papers The John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education seeks to publish a collection of peer-reviewed papers on the timely theme of “Democracy and Education.” We welcome contributions that critically reflect upon or describe any aspect…
May 21, 2013
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Open Position: Director of Research for Character Lab

See the following job description and application details for this opportunity: Director of Research, Character Lab
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Code for America Accelerator

Code for America is now recruiting startups for its 2013 class of the Civic Startup Accelerator. What's a #civicstartup? Civic startups are startups that interface with government. There are a few ways, traditionally, to do this: provide…
May 14, 2013
Mark Meise replied to CMEI's discussion Introduce Yourself
"I am an individual who has a nature which was saped by growing in my environment through the years where I sought answers to may actions in life. I basically was and am now, one who stays with a subject in what would be considered a focus of…"
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UTEC job opportunities

UTEC is growing and we need your help!  We have job openings in several departments, awaiting the perfect candidates. Visit our website for the full listing and check out our Facebook page for the latest updates. Please forward this…
May 3, 2013

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Four professors discuss recent worldwide protests

An article that appeared in the Israeli newspaper HA'ARETZ, reporting discussion with three Harvard faculty, Helen Haste (HGSE), Jim Sidanius (FAS) and Ryan Enos (Government) about the recent worldwide protest movements.  Translated from Hebrew by Shai Fuxman

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מאת: אשר שכטר By Asher Schechter…


Posted on December 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Do teacher student relationships matter? by Hunter Gehlbach


Although I am hopeful that the talk on teacher-student relationships (Eliot Lyman, Oct. 6, 12 to 1:45pm) will provide much more food for thought, here is an appetizer that builds off the abstract of the talk:


As the educational world increasingly focuses on measuring teacher effectiveness, concern grows that "effective teachers" are defined narrowly as those who raise student test scores.  Through this talk we will explore the possibility that teachers' capacities to…


Posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Learning on the Farm, by Steve Jordan, EdM '10

For eleven years I taught at Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois, a suburb far enough from Chicago to be close to some farmland. One year a former student called me to talk about an organic farm she had started that was about 10 minutes away. I sought out some of the more environmentally-minded students was currently teaching, reserved the school van, and then headed out with seven teenagers on a beautiful, warm spring afternoon.

When we got to the farm, we were given a quick… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 8:00pm

Vanity of the Bonfires, by Helen Haste

In 1821 the poet and playwright Heinrich Heine wrote in a play: "That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people also." That was 112 years before Hitler’s supporters ominously burned books in Berlin's Opernplatz, but plenty of books, and people, had burned in earlier centuries in the fight against heresy. However, let us be clear; if Terry Jones wanted to have a private garden bonfire at his home where he burned his copies of the Qur’an and Bible along with… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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