President Jenkins-Scott Featured in Two Publications
November 22, 2010
Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott recently co-authored an op-ed article about higher education in Haiti for the New England Journal of Higher Education and an op-ed article about the need for early education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Mass High Tech.
In her op-ed for the New England Journal of Higher Education, President Jenkins-Scott and co-author Massachusetts Bay Community College President Carole Berotte Joseph reflected on their recent trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where they took part in an unprecedented convening of higher education leaders. Led by the University of Massachusetts Boston, representatives from 40 colleges and universities from across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean gathered with representatives from the Haitian Higher Education community, including the minister of education and the chancellor of the University of Haiti, to discuss the establishment of a higher education consortium aimed at advancing the higher education sector in Haiti.
Read the full article, titled "Reflections from Haiti," here: New England Journal of Higher Education
In her op-ed article for Mass High Tech, President Jenkins-Scott stressed the need for schools to begin teaching students the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, as early as possible. She said Pre-K would be a great place to start, but noted that it can't happen without providing STEM training and support to our teachers. She wrote, "With the assistance of faculty from Wheelock College and other organizations, such strategies are already under way at the kindergarten level at the Haley Pilot School in Boston. Children are discovering that science can be fun by cultivating a garden, building robots, investigating tide pools, and enjoying nature."
Read the full article, titled "Need for STEM Education Starts Early," here: Mass High Tech