Studies in Education

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

Winter 2014 Issue

  • Studies in Education Cover Art - Summer 2014

    Seventh-grade students in Bob Reinhardt’s and Deb Hoffman’s art classes created these color wheels using pencil and watercolors. Reinhardt says, “We encourage students to take what we teach them about color systems in the first half of the year and to dig deep into their creative expression to explore how they could interpret the original color wheel in their own visual words. It gives the students the opportunity to express themselves and to expand their creative knowledge and experience.”

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  • 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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