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Making Teaching Public, Cochran-Smith Responds

by Marilyn Cochran-Smith — March 26, 2007

In this commentary, Marilyn Cochran-Smith discusses the limited means available for getting inside classrooms and considers how digital exhibitions like “Making Teaching Public” may help to reveal what teaching is like in this era of globalization, accountability, and rapid change and how teachers are dealing with the challenges and possibilities that face them.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 26, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13884, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 3:07:30 AM

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  • Marilyn Cochran-Smith
    Boston College, Lynch School of Education
    MARILYN COCHRAN-SMITH holds the John E. Cawthorne Millennium Chair and directs the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. She is Chair of the Evidence Team for BC’s Teachers for a New Era project, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She served as the inaugural C.J. Koh Distinguished Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore during the summer of 2006.

    Cochran-Smith, who is Past President of the American Educational Research Association, co-chaired the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education. The report of the panel, Studying Teacher Education received AACTE’s Outstanding Book Award for 2005.

    Dr. Cochran-Smith’s two most recent books are Walking the Road: Race, Diversity and Social Justice in Teacher Education (Teachers College Press, 2004) and Practice, Policy and Politics in Teacher Education (Corwin Press, 2006). Cochran-Smith was the editor of the Journal of Teacher Education from 2000-2006 and is currently Co-Editor of the Teachers College Press series on Practitioner Inquiry as well as Co-Editor of the Third Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts (in preparation).

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