The interdisciplinary minor in Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) uses a liberal arts perspective to reflect on, understand, and influence education in society.
Interested in education?
Become an ESS Minor!
Study important questions, including:
- What is the purpose of education?
- How does the history of the US educational system contribute to its present form and goals?
- Are educational opportunities equitable for all?
- What factors influence educational achievement?
- How do students learn and which classroom and teacher factors influence learning?
- How does education contribute to the development of the "good" citizen and the "just" society?
Contact the ESS Office to learn more.
Senior Presentation Night! Save the Date: February 27, 5:30-7:30pm. Over a light supper in the Remick Commons, we'll enjoy hearing from our seniors about their research.
Eagan Summer Fellowship Call for Proposals: CUSE is happy to announce the Eagan Summer Fellowship to support two Notre Dame Students in intellectually-enriching summer experiences. The activity must be academically-grounded and may include independent research, an internship or research assistantship, service-learning, study abroad program, language study, etc. The ideal candidates for this fellowship are first generation students or those who have financial need. The $5,000 award will cover direct expenses as well as provide a stipend for the 8-10 week experience. It is our hope that this opportunity will serve as a springboard for future intellectual engagement. More details.
2014 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes applications are now available! First-year students and sophomores with 3.5+ GPAs in Spring 2014 can apply for one of nine different three-to-six week academic and cultural institutes scheduled this summer at various locations in the UK. For instance, you can study drama at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the British City at King’s College London, or Ireland at Queen’s University Belfast. Go here for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for application advice. Applications are due February 27 or March 6.
ESS Senior Associate Director Maria McKenna was a featured speaker on TEDxUND this month, where she talked about "Connecting the Dots: Caring Education, Joyful Learning, and Human Integrity." See more about her inspiring and informative presentation here.
Does Pre-k Work? It depends how picky you are (about the research you cite, that is). "Research results don't speak for themselves," writes expert scholar Russ Whitehurst. "Rather, it is the combination of results and the research designs that produce them that do the speaking. And some of the combinations speak a lot louder than others." In other words, don't believe everything you read when someone uses research to prove a point. Read more.