1. Ecopsychology course and conference build support for viable, sustainable lifestyles
The new program in the Center for Continuing Studies, led by Thomas Doherty, an adjunct faculty member in counseling and psychology and practitioner of eco-based therapies, was in the news throughout 2007.
Lewis & Clark’s ESOL Endorsement program gives teachers the tools to educate English language learners, a population that today represents one of ten Oregon students. The graduate school recently created the Oregon Language, Literacy, and Cultural Institute to roll out new initiatives that include training, consulting, and school-community partnership development.
Kim Stafford, director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark, was honored by Literary Arts for his work cultivating the state’s literary community.
5. Democracy & Education raises vital questions about persistent problems in education
In an event to launch the latest volume of Democracy & Education, the graduate school hosted education advocate and author Jonathan Kozol, who discussed savage inequalities still affecting schools before an audience of 400 educators and concerned citizens.
The Hope in a Time of Violence Conference drew Portland-area education professionals, parents, and concerned citizens to explore externalized and internalized student violence and solutions.
New Teacher Conversations, a mentorship program implemented by Lewis & Clark that helps educators find the professional support they need, has provided assistance to 17 school districts.