Together, faculty and students in the Department of Education engage in interdisciplinary inquiry of the processes and institutions by which societies enculturate, socialize, and educate their youth, an inquiry that is grounded in the liberal arts and enables students to become citizen leaders and life-long learners.
Eight Washington College students had the experience of a lifetime. As part of the Summer Seminar in Tanzania, led by professors Tahir Shad and Aaron Lampman, students learned about the people and culture of this African nation. Two members of the group, Marie Wrenn ’17 and Melanie Klein ’17, opted for the summer teaching experience in Arusha, while other members of the group explored the outcomes of international development. The trip culminated with a weeklong safari.
Darcy Klinedinst ’13, a former WC English major and secondary education minor, followed her mother’s footsteps into the teaching field. She now works as a 10th grade English Language Arts teacher at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Delaware.
Fútbol—soccer, that is, in American vernacular—is only one part of this annual event that gives local families and kids a chance to play, read, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know Washington College students and faculty.
How does swimming lead to a career in education? Ask Cate McMenamin.
OUR FORMER STUDENTS
Images courtesy of Marie Wrenn.