Welcome! We are the Education and Society Theme (EAST) House (directions here). We seek to establish the salience of education and the relationship between education and society on Stanford campus through outreach to undergraduates and residential-based programming.
The Education and Society Theme House at Stanford provides undergraduate students with a residential experience focused on student engagement in education. Traditional elements of the academic theme house include a year-long seminar on rotating topics in education as well as education-themed events such as panels discussing career options in the field of Education, education-theme movie screenings, outings to education-related community sites, and visits by guest speakers, particularly faculty, working in various capacities in formal and non-formal education contexts.
We also provide “blended” events that are both fun and educational at the same time. These have included a dinner at a Korean restaurant where residents learned about Korean cuisine and customs; a chocolate tasting in which the speaker talked about fair trade cocoa and features of high quality chocolate; and a culinary dinner when residents used our dorm kitchen to cook foods that reminded them of home.
Whether or not one pre-assigns to live in EAST, or is engaged in education-related academic or service activities, residents of EAST can often be heard discussing issues pertaining to education and society at large in our relaxing dining hall and other shared spaces in the residence (TV lounge/library, seminar rooms, study room, patio, and decks).
Drop-in advising is available with the Resident Fellows, both professors in the Graduate School of Education with research and teaching interests in higher education, multicultural issues, gender, international and comparative education, and research methods.
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