Education is Not Neutral; Education is Political
The BiCo Ed Program sees teaching and learning as fundamental to human life, and fundamentally connected to struggles for liberation.
Education Program faculty Chanelle Wilson advocates for Critical Race Theory in Education
Teaching Within, Against, and Beyond Systems
Coursework challenges students to explore relationships among schooling and other contexts of learning, human development, and social change
Teaching, Leading and Learning
Four Philadelphia teachers and administrators discuss Teaching, Leading and Learning together with Professor Zuckerman and students
Student-Defined Learning Goals
Students in EDUC 308: Inquiries into Black Studies, Language Justice and Education articulate their own learning goals for the semester.
Co-Creating Knowledge from Multiple Centers
The Education Program philosophy is rooted in a conception of knowledge as co-created and of everyone as both teacher and learner.
What Values Guide Your Teaching and Learning?
Professor Alice Lesnick presents on restructuring global learning through values-driven change
The Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program centers on teaching and learning as fundamental to human life and growth, and fundamentally connected to struggles for understanding, liberation, and justice. With a primary focus on relationships, facilitation, and change as the heart of the study and practice of education, we address our students as past, current, and future stakeholders of public education systems, as participants in many other systems and structures, and as prospective teachers, school leaders, researchers, policy makers, activists, artists, and theorists. Defining teaching and learning as social, political, and cultural as well as personal activities, the Education Program challenges students to explore the relationships among schooling and other contexts of learning, human development, and social change as they gain knowledge and skills of educational theory and practice.
"So, every day, I’m challenging myself, 'What are you doing, bell, for the creation of the beloved community?' Because that’s the underground, local insistence that I be a fundamental part of the world that I’m in.’’ — bell hooks
Covid and masking: The Bi-Co continues to embrace a “mask-friendly” policy in all campus indoor spaces. In their communication with faculty, the college leaders explain: “Part of being mask-friendly means that hosts of gatherings may set expectations for masking at events, inclusive of faculty in their classrooms and other learning spaces.” Given the rise in covid cases in our area, and given that the winter weather will make ventilation more challenging, we have as an Education Program agreed to make masking the norm; masks must be worn in all classroom and associated (e.g., partnership/field placement) spaces. We have decided to lean toward safety for several reasons: to ensure that we ourselves and everyone in our classes feel safe, to protect those with whom we partner in educational settings beyond the Bi-Co, and in consideration of those who have their own health to consider and responsibility for the care of others. We welcome dialogue about this policy and expect that, as conditions and the covid virus continue to shift, we will revisit it.