Professional development should be done by teachers, not done to them. It works best when it comes from the inside out, not from the top down. This idea is not new, and it is well-supported in research. However, teachers’ professional development is often provided, rather than supported. Why is this?
The TC Press staff had a great time in Toronto for the AERA 2019 meeting! Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth. Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite moments from the conference.
Philosophers of education seek to contribute to the ethos of how people conceive and talk about education. They endeavor to show how this talk is bound up with notions of justice, of goodness, and of beauty. In an era of ‘alternative facts’ and unprincipled assaults on reasoned communication, their task has become all the more important. This February, join David Hansen at Teachers College as he lectures on the why the call to teach matters. In anticipation of this event, we’ve shared an excerpt of his edited volume, Ethical Visions of Education which focuses on John Dewey and his views on the philosophy of education.
For this year’s University Press Week, we’re looking at academic freedoms and censorship in higher education. In the North, there was a emphasis on anti communist sentiment and its effect on Northern schools during the 1930’s and 1950’s. To the white South, integrationists and communists represented a threat to white nationalism, and was a main focus to boards and trustees.