Fall 2011 Issue
Felix Adler: Building a Framework for Progressive Education: Lorenzo Krakowsky, Fieldston dean of students, discusses what he has learned about putting Felix Adler’s philosophy into action through “Seeking the Highest: The History of Fieldston,” a course he created five years ago.
Lewis Hine: Photographing Hands-On Learning at ECF: On the occasion of a Lewis Hine retrospective in Paris, we present a selection of the pioneering documentary photographer’s Fieldston images.
Food for Thought: Points of Intersection at the Omnivore's Forum: At the Omnivore’s Forum, Fieldston Middle students and faculty spent a day engaging in various contemporary food-related topics inspired by their summer reading book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat. Here, Fieldston Middle’s new principal, Kevin Jacobson, describes the exciting collaborations that took place during the all-day forum.
Also in this Issue
Our (Re)foundational Moment: Head of School Damian J. Fernandez reflects on the conversations he’s had with students, faculty, parents, and alumni during his first months at ECF, and explains the factors that have led him to conclude that “ECF is at a (re)foundational moment” of institutional renewal.
ECF News: 2011-2012 is the year of “Women in Theater” at Fieldston; over 350 parents, students, faculty, and alumni attend the fourth annual ECF Night at the Movies, a screening and discussion of Gasland; ECF welcomes four new trustees; and much, much more.