Education Department

‘Learn the Right Vocab.’ Year-Long Seminar Examines Second Language Acquisition

Lecturer Jamie Rankin of Princeton kicked off the series of events with a lecture underlining how there’s no substitute for knowledge of vocabulary when it comes to learning and teaching a foreign language.

No one way to teach a student: Bowdoin students observe pedagogy at Harvest Collegiate

Harvest is a relatively new, progressive public high school. Bowdoin students had five days of full access to the teachers, administrators, and students; they each shadowed a teacher, helped students, talked with the principal, and participated in a professional development day with teachers and administrators. “The beginning seemed like mayhem. But then I noticed, ‘Oh, there is structure.'”

On 125th Anniversary, Prof. Charles Dorn Remembers Man Who Wrote Pledge of Allegiance

In an op-ed written for Fortune magazine, Profess of Education Charles Dorn considers the legacy of Francis Bellamy, a liberal political crusader who wrote “The Pledge of Allegiance” in September 1892.

Media Blitz: Bowdoin’s Dorn and Book on History of Higher Ed on TV, Radio and in Print

Charles Dorn, professor of education and associate dean for academic affairs, has been sharing insight gleaned during the research and writing of his new book, “For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America” (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Dorn Essay ‘What Is College Good For? (Hint: More Than Just a Job)’ in Chronicle of Higher Education

In an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Charles Dorn, professor of education and associate dean for academic affairs, shares a personal account of his family’s encounters with the question: “What, exactly, is college good for?”

Technology Fellows Target Old Mongolian Maps, Tourette’s, and Teacher Mentorships

This year, nine Bowdoin students received Gibbons funding to work on research projects in oceanography, politics, arctic studies, neurology, history, education, psychology, and Italian and German studies.

‘For the Common Good’: Dorn Book Challenges ‘Crisis in Higher Ed’

In “For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America” (Cornell University Press, 2017), Bowdoin College Professor of Education Charles Dorn challenges the popular rhetoric surrounding America’s so-called crisis in higher education by examining two centuries of educational history to ref ect on where we are today.

Has American Higher Ed. Lost Its Way? Bowdoin’s Dorn Delves Into Question in New Book

In his new book, For the Common Good, Professor of Education Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America’s so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history.