Studies in Education

A thoughtful academic journal published twice yearly for alumni, parents and friends of Germantown Friends School.

Winter 2014 Issue

  • A Vision of Education

    Dana Okeson Weeks

    Dana Okeson Weeks officially started as the new GFS head of school in July. Among her first activities were to write a summer letter to current parents and one to faculty and staff as well as to write a welcome on the GFS website to those seeking information on the school. Taken together, these present a statement of her vision of education.

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  • Imagining Women

    by Carey Perloff ’76

    Now that I’ve actually read Sheryl Sandberg’s richly rewarding book Lean In, I can’t help but observe my own daily behavior differently. My field, my work, and my life are radically different from Sandberg’s, yet I cringed with recognition at so many of her anecdotes and examples.

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  • Thinking in the Round

    by Mariel Capanna ’06

    This piece originated from Marielle Capanna’s talk at an event held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrating the GFS art faculty and the rich history of connections between PAFA and GFS. After graduating from GFS, Capanna earned a B.F.A. with a major in painting from PAFA. In April 2013 she received a Kittredge Fund grant that she is currently using to travel the country exploring, in her words, “the contemporary American relationship to land and landscape.”

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