Iowa State to Infuse Facing History Across School of Education Curriculum
Iowa State University this week announced plans to infuse its School of Education curriculum with teaching strategies and resources from Facing History and Ourselves. The plan is thanks to a generous gift from Facing History San Francisco Bay Area Board Member Debra Engel, who attended Iowa State. Katherine Richardson Bruna and Nana Osei-Kofi are both associate professors at the School of Education and are leading the charge to train school faculty and incorporate Facing History resources into education courses in time for the 2013 spring semester.
“Understanding the social contexts of education will become a signature focus for Iowa State’s School of Education,” Bruna said. “Our graduates should have knowledge of important historical moments, skill to facilitate difficult conversational journeys, and the disposition to develop civic engagement in their students.”
All staff at the School of Education and local K-12 teachers have been invited to attend a two-day Facing History seminar this January.
Read “Iowa State Teachers Will Help Students Face History, Shape the Future,” by Sarah Burke, on the Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences website.
Learn about the “Upstander Award,” at Iowa State University, co-founded by Debra Engel and Zora Zimmerman.
Learn more about Facing History’s work across the U.S.