In “Considering the Future of University-Based Teacher Preparation,” James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and calls for a commitment to “reshaping the way that universities prepare great teachers for our schools.”
Policy Work, Reports, Newsletters, and Other Publications
The Foundation’s 2012-2013 annual report includes audited financials for FY 2012, as well as updates on the organization’s work in 2012-13.
In this issue: Fellows in Science: Maria Luisa Crawford WF ’60; Ayana Arce CEF ’12; Kim J. Hopper CN ’86; Elissa Epel WH ’97; COMMENTARY from education leaders and Woodrow Wilson Foundation awardees Thomas H. Kean and Jeffrey Sachs; a look at the work of two Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows from the inaugural cohort and more!
In this issue: New Jersey Pioneers Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship on East Coast; Secretary Clinton, Department of State Mark 20th Year of Pickering Fellowships; Jennifer Scanlon WS ’87 on Money and the Single Girl…in a Downturn; End of an Election Year: Perspectives from Gary Gutting WF ’64 H, Imani Perry MN ’94, Ezekiel Emanuel CN ’86 and Joanna Brooks CN ’98 and more!
A Life of Consequence, a Profession of Status: Enhancing Respect, Recognition, and Retention of Talented Teachers
For our society and our nation, it is imperative that education be uplifting, broadening, and rigorous. That means nothing is more important than who is standing in front of our classrooms. But in today’s climate, how can we expect the best and brightest to commit themselves to helping our children learn and grow? This report to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an attempt to help answer that urgent question.
In the issue: Teaching Fellowships: Keeping On: Early Signs Show WW Teaching Fellows Sticking With the Classroom; Fellowship Announcements: WW-RBF Fellows; Alicia S. Ostriker Gift Supports Women’s Studies Fellows; Fellow Profiles: Lois Rice WF ’54: Shaping Change from the Ground Floor Up through The Think Tank Consortium on Diversity; John C. Mather WF ’68 on space science and the next generation space telescope; Cathy Davidson WF ’70 on the digital revolution; Fellows’ Perspectives on Business: David Mulford WF ’61; Frank Bolden MLK ’69; Pamela McGuire WF ’69; James Surowiecki MN ’88; Book Award Winners: Stephen Greenblatt WF ’64 H, The Swerve (Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award) and Maya Jasanoff MN ’97, Liberty’s Exiles (National Book Critics Circle Award) and more!
In this issue: Teaching Fellowships: WW Spearheads Innovative Partnership in Detroit; Teaching Fellows Receive Early Accolades; The Game Changers documentary provides closer look at 2009 WW Indiana Teaching Fellows; WW Ohio Teaching Fellowship Expands. Salamishah Tillet MN ’99 CEF ’10: The Arts: Weapon of Change, Tool of Healing; New books on the lives of women from Rachel Brownstein WF ’58 H, Stephanie Coontz WF ’66, Carol Gilligan WF ’58, and Mary Beth Norton WF ’64 and more…
In this issue: Teaching Fellows in the Classroom; Sarah Phillips WS ’01 on Chernobyl at 25; James Chaffers MLK ’69 on the MLK Memorial; Celebrating three decades of Newcombe Fellows; New Fellows announced for Newcombe & WW-RBF Fellowships; New books from Robert Putnam WF ’63, James Kugel WF ’68, & Dan Crawford WF ’63 and more!
A national survey of people who change careers to teach.
A national survey of potential midcareer teacher candidates, conducted for Woodrow Wilson by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, includes commentary by Woodrow Wilson senior fellow David Haselkorn. This survey was made possible by a grant from MetLife Foundation.