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Chicago, IL (February 6, 2009) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has selected Kenneth Zeichner of the University of Wisconsin to receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented on Friday, February 6, at the Welcoming Luncheon of the Association’s 61st Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago, Illinois.
Zeichner is Hoefs-Bascom professor of teacher education and associate dean for undergraduate, international, and teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. In his scholarship and teaching, Zeichner focuses on teacher education, teacher professional development, and practitioner research, and he has published internationally on these issues. He is a thoughtful, well-regarded methodologist and policy expert.
He began his career as a teacher educator and team leader in the National Teacher Corps in the 1970s. In 1976, he received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in School Organizational Behavior and Change and Teacher Education. He then joined the faculty at UW-Madison.