Sharon P. Robinson: Teacher Education Reform Centers on Student Learning

From Education Week
By Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

“Writing the Next Chapter,” “Providing a Learning Journey for All,” and “Embracing the Future” — these are taglines from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Meetings. To me, though, they are more than just taglines. They articulate priorities for the 800 college- and university-based educator preparation programs that hold AACTE membership. They are the overarching ideals for hundreds of sessions at each year’s conference that illustrate how the educator preparation profession is changing for the better. They are also guiding principles that say, “We’re moving in the right direction, but there are many improvements left to make. Let’s get to work.” And we are doing just that.

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