Webinar Deep Dive on AACTE’s New Report: The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed and Implications for the Field
Attempts to pass educational gag orders and ban books with “divisive concepts” have increased in 2022 and are projected to continue in 2023, policies that AACTE opposes because they impede the quality and content of what can be taught in our nation’s public schools and universities. As the leading voice in educator preparation representing more than 800 postsecondary institutions, AACTE has its pulse on the effects of censorship climate and legislation on both PK-12 practitioners and teacher educators.
AACTE has been committed to supporting and advocating for its members and the profession through the professional learning events on censorship AACTE brought to 2022’s Washington Week Conference, production of webinars on censorship legislation and book banning, and its coalition work with partners in the field. The newest resource is a newly commissioned report, The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed and, Implications for the Field, which will be released this month.
To introduce the key insights and resources for educator preparation professionals, AACTE will host a public webinar on October 25 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Moderator, AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone; Ashley White, author of the report; and Kimber Wilkerson, associate dean for teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, will lead the audience in deep dive conversations about challenges facing faculty, educator preparation faculty specifically; as well as potential long-term effects this crisis could have on teacher shortages and diversification pipeline efforts. Watch the recorded session.