Documentary Including Adam Howard Reviewed by Film Threat

Adam Howard, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education, appears in the documentary The Boys in Red Hats, which was reviewed by Film Threat, a website that champions indie filmmakers. The second page of the review includes a screenshot of Howard, an expert on social class issues who plays a prominent role in the film by...

Visionary Professor and Leader of Education Program Marilyn Mavrinac Dies at 93

Colby remembers the life of Marilyn “Lyn” Sweeney Mavrinac, associate professor of education and history, emerita, who died Nov. 29, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. A dedicated teacher, scholar, and activist, Mavrinac provided the vision and leadership that broadened Colby’s Education Program into its current liberal arts-based exploration of education and its role in society. “Lyn...

Howard Coauthors Paper Published in British Journal of Sociology of Education

A new paper coauthored by Professor of Education Adam Howard has just been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education. The paper, “Conferred cosmopolitanism: class-making strategies of elite schools across the world,” looks at how elite schools “work to produce subjects that will thrive in a globalized world.” Howard and his coauthor, Claire Maxwell (University...

Educational Review Publishes Howard Paper on Globally Elite

A paper by Professor of Education Adam Howard was published in the journal Educational Review. The paper, “Globally elite: four domains of becoming globally-oriented within elite schools,” draws on a multi-sited global ethnography of elite schools across the world, this article explores how elite schools prepare students for an increasingly interconnected world characterized by difference and...

Howard and Student Coauthor Paper on Chilean Elite Schools

Professor of Education Adam Howard and three students have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education. The students, Jamie Pine ’19, Weston Muench ’18, and Sarah Peck ’17, worked on this research over the course of their senior year at Colby (Pine and Peck as an honors project and Muench as independent studies...

Howard Appointed to Editorial Board, Reappointed to Another

Professor of Education Adam Howard was recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal International Studies in Sociology of Education. He was also re-appointed for a five-year term to Curriculum Inquiry’s editorial board. 

Howard Coauthors Book Chapter in SAGE Encyclopedia

Professor of Education Adam Howard has coauthored an entry on “elite universities” for the SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Howard collaborated with his colleague Jane Kenway (Monash University, Australia) on the entry.    

Howard and Freeman ’19 Publish in International Studies in Sociology of Education

Professor of Education Adam Howard and Kayla Freeman ’19 have published an article in the journal International Studies in Sociology of Education titled “Teaching difference: global citizenship education within an elite single-sex context.” The article is the culmination of their collaboration on the project, which “employs the concept of ‘everyday multiculturalism’ to examine what students at an...

New Article by Howard Published in Kappa Delta Pi Record

Professor of Education Adam Howard has coauthored the article “Preparing Democratic Leaders Within a Middle Eastern Context” recently published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record. Cowritten by his colleague Claire Maxwell from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the article focuses on the global citizenship education (GCE) initiative at Olive Grove Academy, an elite coeducational boarding school in Jordan....

Howard Interviewed for Time Article on All-Boys Schools

Professor of Education Adam Howard was interviewed for an Oct. 14 Time article titled “What Is the Role of an All-Boys School in 2019? How the Elite Institutions Are Trying to Adapt.” As some all-boys schools are trying to educate their students in the #MeToo era, Howard told Time that he doesn’t think these schools fundamentally change. “The...

Brown Pens Essay for DownEast Magazine’s Maine Homes

“Notes from the Underground” is the name of the essay by Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education, that appeared in DownEast magazine’s Maine Homes May-June issue. The essay tells the story of Brown’s father, who recorded daily events on the floor beams of his home in Alexander, Maine. “Each year, my father recorded the first frost, the first...

Howard Awarded Visiting Fellowship at University of Copenhagen

Professor of Education Adam Howard has been awarded a visiting fellowship in the Department of Sociology at University of Copenhagen for the fall 2019 term. The fellowship is designed to “attract world-leading social scientists who spend three months collaborating with members of the faculty” according to the university.  During the fellowship, Howard will mainly work...

Howard Published Article in Zeitschrift für Pädagogik

Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, the leading education journal in Germany, published an article by Professor of Education Adam Howard titled “Enduring Privilege: Schooling and Elite Formation in the United States.” The abstract, translated from German, says, “Drawing on two studies of American elite schools, the author explores the ways in which both private and publicly funded elite...

Brown and Flaumenhaft ’19 Article on Curricular Change Published in Phi Delta Kappan

An article by Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown and Jenny Flaumenhaft ’19 was published in Phi Delta Kappan Feb. 25. Titled “Student-empowered curricular change,” the article details their work using an initiative called TREE—Transforming Rural Experience in Education—at Maine’s Seabrook Elementary School. TREE uses a bottom-up approach and recognizes that empowerment is key to student success. At...

Howard Article on Social Class Published, Discussed on “The Voice”

Professor of Education Adam Howard’s article “Making Class: Children’s Perceptions of Social Class Through Illustration” was published by Teachers College Record and was the topic of discussion on TCR’s “The Voice” Jan. 23. Howard cowrote the article with his former student Karlyn Adler ’11, now a lead kindergarten teacher at The School at Columbia University, and Katy...

Howard on WPFW’s “Monday Morning QB”

Professor of Education Adam Howard was interviewed Jan. 28 by Askia Muhammad on WPFW’s “Monday Morning QB” show. Howard discussed his research on what lessons students at elite schools are taught about themselves and others, focused particularly on all-boy schools. Listen to the interview starting about 28 minutes into the show. WPFW-FM Pacifica is a Washington, D.C.,...

Howard Interviewed on Vox Regarding Silence of Nick Sandmann

Professor of Education Adam Howard conducted a Q&A with Vox regarding the confrontation between a Native elder and Kentucky teenager Nick Sandmann. There has been “increasingly contentious public conversation around the episode,” Vox wrote, and Howard says we may be missing the point. “The student’s behavior was the embodiment of privilege,” Howard told Vox, “and nothing that came after...

Howard and Students Publish Article in British Journal of Educational Studies

Adam Howard, professor of education, and three former students have published an article in the British Journal of Educational Studies titled “In service of the Western world: Global citizenship education within a Ghanaian elite context.” Coauthored by Pat Dickert ’18, Gerald Owusu ’17, and DeVaughn Riley ’18, the paper “employs postcolonial perspectives to examine the possibilities and...

Howard Essay in Vox; Interview With Salon and Fifteen Minutes

Professor of Education Adam Howard has a first-person essay in Vox about his research on the culture at elite schools and how it relates to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. “The culture of elite schools encourages sexual assaults and humiliation as well as covering them up,” Howard wrote Sept. 27. “As Kavanaugh himself put it during a speech...

Howard Interviews on NPR, Publishes Paper, Is Nominated for 21st Century Award

Professor of Education Adam Howard was interviewed Sept. 21 on NPR’s Here and Now show in an episode titled “‘Incredible’ Privilege At Elite Prep Schools Like Those Kavanaugh And His Accuser Attended.” Howard, who studies privilege and elite secondary education, commented on the role schools play for elite people. “Part of what elite schools do is teach students...