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Honoring the Past; Preparing for the Future: Celebrating 50 years of Teacher Preparation

April 12, 2019 · Various

Program in Teacher Preparation

On April 12 and 13, this two-day conference celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Princeton’s Program in Teacher Preparation. “Honoring the Past; Preparing for the Future,” acknowledges the evolution of the program, the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of alumni to the field of education and beyond, and possibilities for the future. It will highlight the role of Teacher Prep in the University’s commitment to public service through education and delve into timely issues around equity, access, and the evolving role of the teacher in the classroom and society.

On Friday April 12, Christopher Eisgruber, President of Princeton University will give the welcome address. The keynote entitled “Be the Early Worm: Reasons for Educational Optimism in Uncertain Times,” will be delivered by Teacher Prep alumna, Jennifer Jennings ’00, Director of the Education Research Section, and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School.

On Saturday, April 13, Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, will deliver the keynote entitled “The Role of Teachers in Creating a More Equitable and Just Society.”

The conference is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, Woodrow Wilson School, University Center for Human Values, and Department of Sociology.

See full conference schedule here

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