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About Ken Zeichner, Ph.D.

Ken Zeichner, is a former public school elementary teacher in Syracuse NY, a teacher educator in the National Teacher Corps, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Washington. He is currently the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining the faculty in Seattle in 2009, he spent 34 years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ken is an elected member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), a Fellow in the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, and a former Vice President of AERA (Division K Teaching and Teacher Education).  Ken’s books include The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education (2018), Empowered Educators in Canada (2017) (with Carol, Campbell, Ann Lieberman & Pam Osmond-Jonson). Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice (Routledge 2009), Studying Teacher Education (2005 Routledge with Marilyn Cochran-Smith), and Reflective Teaching (Routledge 2011 2nd ed with Dan Liston). His current work focuses on teacher education and professional learning, teacher education policy, and engaging local communities in teacher education.

Show Highlights

  • Where teacher preparation programs miss the mark on social justice
  • How we can address issues of preparing teachers to be social justice advocates
  • Teacher hiring costs and the return on retaining teachers in high needs areas
  • 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Removing the “Savior” complex

Connect with Ken

[email protected]

Additional Resources

Advancing Social Justice and Democracy in Teacher Education: Teacher Preparation 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0

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