Leading and Engaging Faculty in Teacher Preparation Reform: The Role of Deans
AACTE is proud to partner with the CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform) Center to bring you a webinar focused on a special issue brief, Leading and Engaging Faculty in Teacher Preparation Reform: The Role of Deans, on December 16, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET.
The issue brief summarizes the experiences in leadership of six current and former deans who have been identified as engaging in successful collaborative reform efforts within their colleges. AACTE and CEEDAR look to their experiences to support leaders, like you, in understanding the actions they took and the strategies they employed that may be useful to other leaders of educator preparation programs (EPPs) who are committed to restructuring curricula and programs in their own settings.
The leaders showcased in this webinar cultivated collaboration among general and special education faculty and supported them in developing innovative programs for meeting the needs of both general and special education teachers who share responsibility for teaching within diverse and inclusive classrooms, including classrooms with students with disabilities. Because few resources exist to support deans in their efforts to work with faculty to engage in this work, the experiences of these leaders should be useful to other deans as they work toward similar outcomes.
Amber Benedict of CEEDAR is an assistant professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University; Linda Blanton of CEEDAR is dean emerita of the College of Education, University of Florida; Mary Brownell of CEEDAR, is a professor of special education at the University of Florida; and Jane West of AACTE is a consultant in the Research, Programs and Advocacy Department.