TOC II Spotlight: Queens College
We featured this TOC II spotlight in our January 2019 newsletter
Last fall, TOC II scholars at Queens College engaged in various activities designed to prepare them for their internship experiences and beyond. Activities included the Ethnography Project, a research opportunity whereby students examined statistical data and conducted interviews with students, parents, teachers, and school leaders. The TOC II scholars then presented their findings to fellow students, faculty, and the Dean of Education during the TOC II Seminars.
According to Dr. Judy Yu, the Project Manager at Queens College TOC II program, "the goal of this project is for all our TOC II students to have a better understanding and relationship with the students and school communities. Research and practice go hand in hand, [and] in this case research is a tool used to better understand teachers' practice as well as family and students' needs. Additionally, the purpose of the Ethnography Project is to allow our TOC II students to enter their internship school communities as partners to the children, families, and communities." The Ethnography Project is just one example of the research opportunities offered to TOC II students at Queens College.