Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning, conducts a course on Inquiry in Education themed around action research / community action and social change.
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education, Andrew L. Hosteler, Ph.D. (Coordinator, Social Studies Secondary Education), used Lorenzo Washington’s work in the Jefferson street neighborhood as a potential example of a community member who sees an opportunity or need to change something (e.g. as “revitalization” efforts get underway working with the community and policy makers and developers to preserve and enrich the cultural heritage of Jefferson Street).
Dr. Andrew L. Hosteler conducted two classes on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday April 23, 2016. Students were very excited about Mr. Washington’s work, and Jefferson Street Sound is equally excited about Vanderbilt’s interest in his efforts to educate the community on the history and legacy of Jefferson Street.