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Eamonn Callan, the Pigott Family School of Education Professor, was recently invited to prepare comments for a presidential commission studying ethics, education and the biosciences. Callan is a philosopher of education whose work draws heavily on contemporary moral and political theory. The paper he wrote for the commission addresses what students should learn in school about democracy and morality. The following Q&A is adapted from the original article.
Teaching is complex work that demands the same respect accorded to other professions, Dean Deborah Stipek says in her discussion of the May/June issue of the "Educator." Like business, law and medicine, it demands specialized training to gain the necessary expertise. Stanford Graduate School of Education is showing how to prepare people to excel at it — and to help them to improve throughout their careers, she adds.
More than 100 teachers from high-needs high schools were selected for the free professional development program that starts in July.