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U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige visits, praises Dartmouth Department of Education

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 01/09/04 • Contact Sue Knapp (603) 646-3661

On January 14, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige visited Dartmouth and delivered public remarks on "Future Directions in Education," in which he highly praised Dartmouth's Department of Education.

Secretary Paige's visit recognized Dartmouth's new vision for its Education Department, which involves a commitment to basic research in child development and its principled application both to education and to teacher training. Secretary Paige also inaugurated the Education Department's newly renovated space in Raven House.

"Secretary Paige's visit honors our efforts to develop a new kind of education department that promotes a seamless union between basic research and its application to prevailing problems in contemporary education, as well as to the training of young new teachers in our Teacher Education Program," said Laura Ann Petitto, Chair of the Education Department and a Professor of Education and of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Dartmouth's Education Department has been strengthened to combine basic research in child development along core content areas that make up the developing child, including reading, math, science, language, and social, emotional and moral development, with a commitment to training teachers who understand how learning best occurs in each of the core areas, and how best to motivate learning across a variety of educational settings. This vision is realized through research that examines human development that connects directly to education, rigorous teacher training, and a collaborative academic spirit of outreach and sharing.

Find out more about the Dartmouth Education Department and its activities.

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