INCITE is partnering with Columbia Teacher’s College to undertake an oral history project that informs future historical study of Lawrence Cremin and his work by speaking to colleagues, family, and those influenced by him.

An educator, historian, author, and administrator, Lawrence Cremin helped shape Teachers College over four decades. Cremin broadened the study of American educational history beyond the school-centered analysis dominant in the 1940s by advocating a more comprehensive approach: examining the other agencies and institutions that educate children, integrating the study of education with other historical subfields, and comparing education across international boundaries. Around twenty sessions will be conducted with ten interviewees over the coming months and the result will be a comprehensive history of Lawrence Cremin, which weaves together biographies, experiences, and analyses of those interviewed.


Maurice Ivy Dowell
Project Coordinator