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The 2017 Annual June Fox Lecture featuring Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith

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The Lesley University Graduate School of Education presents

the 2017 June Fox Lecturer

Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Teacher Education & Education Reform:

The Policy Paradigm Reshaping Teacher Preparation in the United States

April 13, 2017, 7 PM

A reception, generously sponsored by the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations, will follow the lecture.

The June Fox Lecture Series in Democratic Education was established in 1997 to honor Dr. Fox’s career as a teacher educator, including her tenure as Dean of the School of Education. Lesley University has prepared teachers in the tradition of democratic education for over 100 years, with the recognition that educators play a central role in a just and learned society. The mission of the lecture series is to promote these ideals within the Graduate School of Education and the larger Lesley University community by bringing distinguished scholars who, through their work, espouse the goals of democratic education through a variety of philosophies and disciplines.

Each year a scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is advancing the ideals of Dr. Fox's work. Donations for the scholarship fund will be accepted at the event.


DR. MARILYN COCHRAN-SMITH is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. An internationally renowned teacher education scholar and practitioner for more than 40 years, Dr. Cochran-Smith is widely known for her work related to teacher education research, practice and policy, including her sustained commitment to teacher education for social justice.

Dr. Cochran-Smith has received numerous awards over the course of her career and is a frequent keynote speaker across the U.S. and around the world. She is an elected member of both the National Academy of Education and the National Academy Board of Directors. A Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, she served as AERA President from 2004-2005, and was Vice President for the Division on Teaching and Teacher Education from 1998-2000.

Dr. Cochran-Smith has written nine books and is the author of more than 200 publications on teacher education. She is founding co-editor of the Teachers College Press Practitioner Inquiry book series, which includes 50 books. Cochran-Smith began her educational career as a primary school teacher, and has worked as a third, fifth and sixth-grade teacher.



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