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CUE Talk: The Essential Role of Local Communities in Teacher Education
February 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Essential Role of Local Communities in Teacher Education
Presented by Ken Zeichner, PhD
Thu, February 23, 2017 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
121 Lawrence Hall -3942 Forbes Avenue
What is the importance of family and community responsive teaching to the quality of student learning? Why should teacher education programs engage local community members in preparing new teachers who will go on to work in those communities? How can learning about a community’s assets and expertise help further teacher preparedness? In this talk, Ken Zeichner will explore a variety of family and community-centered teacher education efforts that collaboratively engage local community members as teacher educators. In reviewing previous and current research in this area, he will distinguish those programs that have fostered community engagement, involvement, and solidarity, and offer a set of principles to help teacher education programs better involve their local communities to maximize teacher preparedness.
A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is appreciated.
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UPDATE, January 17
Teachers can earn five PA Act 48 professional development credits related to this event
- February 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Lecture or Presentation, Race and Social Justice
- Event Tags:
- Center for Urban Education, CUETalks, engagement, improvement, Ken Zeichner, local communities, solidarity, teacher education, teacher preparedness