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Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes that the potential grievances that may mobilize students into movements for social change are very different depending on which part of the world is being considered.
Professor Dennis Shirley writes that teachers working to eradicate poverty should be supported by efforts that recognize their roles and encourage the development of outstanding educators.
A number of faculty, staff, and students from the Lynch School of Education presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. from April 3-7.
Twenty years after the fall of apartheid in South Africa, resolving the devastating disparities that plague the country’s educational system remains a daunting task, two faculty members from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University told a Lynch School of Education audience.
In response to a recent report on education in Massachusetts, Lynch School Professors Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley, along with Harvard Graduate School of Education Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg, write in a Boston Globe editorial that the state's school system must search for improvement, but an overhaul is the wrong diagnosis.
Assistant Professor Paul Poteat, Associate Professor Laura O'Dwyer, and Ethan Mereish, Ph.D. '14, received the Outstanding Research Award by Division E of AERA for a paper they co-published in 2012.
Associate Professor Lauri Johnson has received the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Award - University of Nottingham and will spend the year researching the life histories of Black headteachers throughout England and the intersection of their professional and social identities.
Professor Dennis Shirley – whose research has placed him at the forefront of the educational “mindfulness” movement – thinks that teachers who can retreat from the schoolhouse cacophony to reflect on their experiences and those of their peers can energize and improve their teaching.
Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith recently presented two keynote addresses at conferences in St. Louis and Curitiba, Brazil.
Assistant Professor David Miele has been named to the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair, an endowed assistant professorship created as part of a new initiative to support junior faculty research and early-career development.