- Dean Ball Delivers Charles W. Hunt Invited Address at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education on February 9
In an invited address to 1200 teacher educators and deans, Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball urged her colleagues to work together to make the teaching of skillful practice the core of teacher education. Pointing out that skillful teaching is needed at scale if the nation is to reduce serious achievement disparities in this country, she argued that good teaching is much more intricate work than most people realize, and that it therefore requires professional training for large numbers of people to do it well. “We need a system of initial and continuing teacher education that can reliably help prepare ordinary people for effective professional practice in teaching.” In Ball’s lecture she used examples of the work going on at the School of Education to illustrate to the audience what it would mean to focus teacher education on teaching practice.
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