Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. She directed the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction from 1996-2017.
2018 AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Learning) Legacy Award
Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education
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Teachers College Press
Dr. Cochran-Smith and her colleagues from Project TEER argue that it is time for teacher educators to reclaim accountability by adopting a new approach that features intelligent professional responsibility, challenges the structures and processes that reproduce inequity, and sustains multi-layered collaboration with diverse communities.
June 2018: "Teacher Education Reform: International Perspectives," Keynote address, Teacher Education and Educational Research in the Mediterranean Conference, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, June 8, 2018.
May 2018: "International Teacher Education Reform: Where does Norway Fit?," Opening Plenary Address, NOKUT National Conference on Teacher Education, Oslo, Norway, May 28, 2018.
May 2018: "Rethinking Accountability: A Democratic Alternative to the Dominant Paradigm," Keynote address, 2018 Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Conference, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, May 17, 2018.
April 2018: "Teacher Policy, Public Education, and Democracy," AERA Presidential Session, AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April, 14, 2018.