Family and Community Education

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Family and Community Education

Filler Content: Liaison: Professor Hope Jensen Leichter
Faculty: Professors Hope Jensen Leichter and Herve Varenne

Teachers College continues its long history of groundbreaking work on Family and Community Education through the specialization in Family and Community Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies.  In this specialization a founding premise concerning educational configurations is central.  In all societies individuals learn from many others in their social networks, e.g. parents, siblings, grandparents, peers, clergy, as well as teachers and other professionals.  What is more, education takes place through many institutions, e.g. families, day-care centers, businesses, the media, museums, libraries, community agencies, religious institutions, as well as the schools.  Since the configurations of these educational networks and institutions are subject to change-sometimes drastic changes such as those associated with new technological enterprises-studies in Family and Community Education examine the changing linkages among educative institutions in the community.

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