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...

Brown and Ray ’93 in Bangor Daily News Story on Fixing Rural Education

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown and Brittany Ray ’93, P’18 were included in a Bangor Daily News story about a new program called TREE, Transforming Rural Experience in Education. The article looks how the program strives to improve the odds of students in poor, rural towns in Washington County, Maine, by using brain science to...