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Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
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370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

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“Learning is not being in a state of all-knowing perfection; it is more a process of initiation, of leaving some sense of security behind us and venturing forth into the unknown." -- Laura Rendón



Education as a liberal art has one foot in the academy and one foot in the community.  Thus, in addition to extensive exploration (and creation) of educational research theory, Education courses typically include field placements in a range of educational settings -- classrooms, after-school programs, arts organizations, adult learning centers, online settings, and even a correctional facility. Ranging from two hours per week in the introductory course to full-time student teaching in the certification program, these placements engage students as observers, assistants, curriculum developers, and workshop leaders.




Parkway West High School, Philadelphia, PA

For several years, Education faculty and students have engaged in a multi-pronged partnership including curriculum development, cross-visits to classes, linked course projects, classroom assistance, and more. One example is the “diablog project” ( in which high school and college students exchanged online on topics in educational reform.

Titagya Schools, Dalun, Ghana

Since 2010, the Education Program has been working with an early education project in Northern Ghana by supporting student interns, co-creating and co-leading teacher workshops, and facilitating cross-cultural exchange and dialogue.

Dalun BiCo Action Research Fellowship

Now in its third year, the Bi-Co Dalun Summer Action Research Fellowship is a 10-week learning program, beginning with an interactive intensive on team building, knowledge building, and skill building, followed by a series of projects with the U.S. team and Ghanaian partners — community leaders and counterpart students — to do and share research on a series of topics and to imagine ways to bring this research into various community goals and contexts.

University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Ghana's state University for the Northern region. UDS and Bryn Mawr have entered into an educational partnership to support student and faculty collaboration and exchange.

Riverside Correctional Facility, Philadelphia, PA

Jody Cohen works alongside Anne Dalke in English and Gender Studies, and with Bryn Mawr and Haverford College students, to design and co-facilitate a Thursday evening literacy class and a Friday afternoon reading and writing group at Riverside Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Philadelphia. As we discuss a range of novels, memoirs, essays, and poetry, we also write and share our ideas and stories from our lives. Our focus is on the potentially innovative and transgressive implications of our reading, talking, writing and making art together inside the walls. In this process we struggle with the risks of our insufficiently addressing, or inadvertently reifying, lines of power; the conflicts of working within a system of which we are also critical; and the role such projects might play in shifting similar structures at Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, Phildelphia, PA

Cristo Rey partners with the Education Program to sponsor the Dialogue Project through which high school students act as teacher educators sharing their insights and perspectives with pre-service teachers.

Phebe Anna Thorne School, Bryn Mawr, PA

A play based progressive preschool and kindergraden with sites at Bryn Mawr and Haverford. The sites host BiCo students in many learning support roles.