Book Talk: Toward a Framework of Resources for Learning to Teach, with Lauren Gatti
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 12/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/22/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Book Talks, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: assessment, teacher education, teacher preparation, Urban Education

Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Toward a Framework of Resources for Learning to Teach, with Lauren Gatti, Thursday, 12/14, 5-6pm

Come hear Lauren Gatti discuss her recent book, Toward a Framework of Resources for Learning to Teach: Rethinking US Teacher Preparation (Palsgrave MacMillan, 2016), which "advances a new framework for learning to teach, using in-depth case studies to show how learning to teach―in any type of program―can best be understood as a recursive and dynamic process, wherein teachers differentially access programmatic, relational, experiential, disciplinary, and dispositional resources. In the last twenty years, debates in the field of teacher preparation have increasingly become paralyzing and divisive as rhetoric around the failure of university teacher preparation intensifies. The author addresses the historical and practical factors that animate these debates, arguing that novice teachers and teacher educators must understand the central conflicts in the field; however, the book also advances a way of approaching learning to teach that accounts for but does not get stuck at the level of programmatic designation. Using lively, in-depth case studies, the author shows how novice urban English teachers from two different teacher preparation pathways―a university-based program and an urban teacher residency―learn to teach within a policy context of high-stakes testing and 'college readiness.'"
-- Book Summary

Lauren Gatti is Assistent Professor at the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her areas of expertise include English education, teacher education, and democratic education. Dr. Gatti holds a Ph'D from the University of Wisconsin Madison; MA from Loyola University, Chicago; and BA from Lawrence University. Her research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Teaching and Teacher Education, The English Journal, Social Semiotics, Urban Education, and Teacher Education and Practice.

Lauren Gatti will be introduced by Daniel Friedrich, Associate Professor of Curriculum, Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University.

This book talk is cosponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

Please rsvp by Tuesday, December 12th with your interest and details.

Where: 306 Russell