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A. Lin Goodwin, Ph.D

A. Lin Goodwin (葛文林) is the Thomas More Brennan Chair of Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College. Prior to joining Boston College, she was Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (2017-2022) and Vice Dean at Teachers College, Columbia University (TCCU) in New York (2011-2017), where she was also held the Evenden Foundation Chair in Education. Professor Goodwin served as Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)—Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education (2013-2016), and is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Learning Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. She recently received the Spencer Foundation Mentor Award honoring her work with emerging academics and doctoral students; she was named the inaugural Ruth Wong Professor of Teacher Education by the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2015. She is the recipient of several multi-million-dollar U.S. federal grants to support [email protected], an innovative teaching residency program at TCCU that she designed and launched in 2009; the program is currently in its 13th successful year.

Dr. Goodwin has authored over a hundred publications focusing on teacher/teacher educator beliefs, identities and development; equitable education and powerful teaching for immigrant and minoritized youth; international analyses and comparisons of teacher education practice and policy; and the experiences of Asian/Asian American teachers and students in U.S. schools. Her publications appear in top journals such as Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Urban Education and Review of Research in Education. Recent publications include “Lessons from an expert teacher of immigrant youth: A portrait of social justice teaching” (with Rebecca Stanton) in Equity and Excellence in Education, and “Professional knowledge for successfully teaching diverse students: A comparative analysis of perspectives from South Africa, Canada and Hong Kong” (with HKU colleagues Hoang, Chian and Au), Handbook of International Teacher Education. She has been recognized for her research and scholarship with awards such as Distinguished Researcher from the AERA SIG: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans, and Distinguished Scholar from AERA’s Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research and Development (now Committee on Scholars of Color).

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  • Forgetting about the human side of our students
  • Case study on master teaching
  • Key teaching strategies

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Lessons from an Expert Teacher on Immigrant Youth: A Portrait of Social Justice Teaching

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